What Legislation covers the MBS

The legislation is the source for payments of Medicare benefits.

Page last updated: 12 December 2011

The MBS provides information on the arrangements for the payment of Medicare benefits. These arrangements operate under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (as amended). The MBS publications are not legal documents, and, in cases of discrepancy, the legislation is the source for payments of Medicare benefits.

Below is a summary of the current compilations of the major acts, regulations and determinations in operation for the payment of Medicare benefits. Please note that this list is a summary and not an exhaustive list.

Acts

Health Insurance Act 1973
National Health Act 1953

Regulations

Health Insurance Regulations 1975
Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 2011
Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2011
Health Insurance (Pathology Services Table) Regulations 2011

Determinations

Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2011
Health Insurance (Bone Densitometry) Determination 2011
Health Insurance (Dental Services) Determination 2007
Health Insurance (Diabetes Testing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Sites) Determination HS/01/2006
Health Insurance (Gippsland and South Eastern New South Wales Mobile MRI Service) Determination 2009
Health Insurance (Home-Based Sleep Studies) Determination 2010 (No. 2)
Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Capital Sensitivity) Facilities Determination 2011
Health Insurance (Radiation Oncology) Determination 2010
Health Insurance (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) Determination 2011

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