Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) publication which is also updated regularly and maintained by the Department.
The MBS is available online via the Department of Health and Ageing website. From there you can search and browse through the Medicare Items or the Explanatory Notes contained within the Schedule. You can search by either the Number or Description of the Items or Notes or simply browse through the Categories, Groups and Sub-groups.
For further information regarding the Schedule please contact the Department of Health and Ageing.
For urgent enquiries call 132 150 (local call rate)
Statistics available from this website are based on the items and groups in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). These statistics can be broken down by patient gender and age group. Services and Benefits can be reported as count, percentage or per capita statistics. Individual MBS item statistics can be displayed as charts.
These pages are interactive and you can customise the reports to your requirements.
Provider percentile charts show the number of services billed by peer groups for selected MBS items. You can use these charts to compare your billing data with your peers.
MBS service statistics broken down by Commonwealth Electoral Division (CED) are available in the PDF files below. File 1 details Medicare Safety Net statistics for the 2010 calendar year of service by CED and File 2 details Medicare Bulk Billing statistics for the 2010 - 11 financial year of processing by CED. It is important that you read all notes on these files.
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- MBS online - to view the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) on the Department of Health and Ageing website
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Last updated: 6 December, 2012