Medicare Benefits Schedule

Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) supports primary health care practitioners and clinics to understand their obligations under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

The MBS is a publication released by the Federal Department of Health listing all Medicare services subsidised by the Australian Government. The schedule is part of the Medicare Benefits Scheme which is managed by the Department of Health and administered by the Department of Human Services.

MBS Online

MBS information is regularly updated and the latest version is available for download from the government’s MBS Online website

The MBS Online Checker is also available to see if a specific MBS item has been claimed for your patient within a certain period of time.

Other Medicare Benefits Schedule resources

  • MBS Desktop Guide for frequently-used item numbers. Includes flowcharts to help with diabetes, aged care and indigenous health assessments.
  • WVPHN Resources to help practices understand their obligations when billing and claiming MBS items.
  • MBS education resources covering claiming requirement for medical practitioners, allied health professionals and practice staff.
  • For detailed information about MBS items, refer to online schedule or email
Last modified: 19 March, 2020