Changes to Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items

29 October 2021

From 1 November, there’ll be changes to Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for medical, diagnostic imaging, pathology and other services.

These changes are a result of the MBS Review Taskforce and Medicare Services Advisory Committee recommendations and consultation with all key stakeholders.


  • ensure services are clinically appropriate
  • reflect modern clinical practice
  • improve quality of care and safety for patients.

The changes include:

  • 32 new items
  • 122 amended items
  • 2 items ended.

There are also new co-claiming rules for:

  • MRI services
  • varicose vein services.

Next steps

More information is available at MBS Online:

Page last updated: 29 October 2021