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Medicare Benefits Schedule Statistics

The Department of Health published quarterly and annual summary reports online. The Department of Human Services provides an interactive online tool that allows for searching on services provided and benefits paid for items in the MBS.

Data is available for research purposes at detailed aggregate and unit record levels under terms and conditions that ensure compliance with the relevant legislation under which the collection has been made. A range of aggregate data has been made available on the Internet for public use.

Excel spreadsheets of quarterly and annual summary reports covering: Number of services and bulk billing services; Benefit paid and fee charged Schedule fee and schedule fee observance; and patient contribution for out-of-hospital and patient billed services

Interactive online searching on the Internet that returns services and benefits for items and groups in the MBS. These can be viewed by State, patient gender, age group and over time (e.g. by month).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Medicare Benefits Schedule Statistics
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other (Open)
Data Status active
Update Frequency quarterly
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/526e3bdf-57b2-4b3d-931c-843baaeb9381
Date Published 2015-11-19
Date Updated 2015-11-19
Contact Point
Department of Health
statistics@humanservices.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 1993
Geospatial Coverage http://www.ga.gov.au/place-names/PlaceDetails.jsp?submit1=GA1
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Department of Health
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