April 2020 Downloads

Software files for April 2020 MBS changes to the MBS.

Page last updated: 29 September 2020

28 May 2020 - XML to include pathology items 69476 and 69477

The downloads table on the March download page was updated on 28 May 2020 to include the XML file (MBS XML 200317.xml).

The XML file includes pathology items 69476 and 69477 which can be claimed for services provided between 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020.

For consistency, this XML is dated from 17 March 2020 to include the amendments to allow item 69485 to be claimed as a stand-alone test and is not required to be provided in conjunction with a test described in items 69494, 69495 or 69496.

20 April 2020 XML

Specialists and allied health providers are no longer required to bulk-bill COVID-19 telehealth (video conference) and telephone consultations where the service is provided to a concessional or vulnerable patient or a child under 16.

Two new bulk-billing incentive items are now available where a medical service is provided to a vulnerable patient:
    - item 10981 mirrors the current item 10990 metropolitan
    - item 10982 mirrors the current item 10991 regional
28 new telehealth items are now available - for specialists and for services provided by a practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner on behalf of a medical practitioner.

More details on changes are available on the 20 April News page.

6 April 2020 XML

New MBS items to support the response to COVID-19 can be claimed. For more details visit the
6 April 2020 News page.

1 April 2020 XML

New Pathology MBS items, including Pathology COVID-19 MBS items can be claimed. For more details visit the
1 April 2020 News page.

XMLfiles for April 2020

MBS XML file as at 20 April 2020XML 200420 File (Other 8,396 KB)Removes bulk-billing requirement from specialist COVID-19 items.

Includes two new bulk-billing incentives items.

Includes 28 new specialist telehealth items.
MBS XML file as at 6 April 2020XML 200406 File (Other 8,382 KB)Includes 22 new specialist COVID-19 items

Amends pathology item 73336
MBS XML file as at 1 April 2020XML 200401 File (XML 8,286 KB)Pathology items 69476 and 69477, which are available for services provided from 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020, are included in the XML available on the March Downloads page
Please refer to the how do I use the XML file assistance page for information on the XML file.

Note: Item map, item descriptor, and item reuse item map are available on the downloads page.