The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data collection contains information on services that qualify for a benefit under the Health Insurance Act 1973 and for which a claim has been processed. The database comprises information about MBS claims (including benefits paid), patients and service providers.
AIHW currently holds MBS claims data processed between 1 April 2010 and 30 June 2015.
The Department of Health has issued a Public Interest Certificate approving AIHW access to MBS claims data for research and statistical purposes.
from 1 April 2010 to 30 June 2015
MBS claims data are an administrative by-product of the Department of Human Services administration of the Medicare fee-for-service payment system.
MBS services are available to all Australian residents who hold a current Medicare card and overseas visitors from countries with which Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA).
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Not specifically available for this data collection, however, the metadata prepared for the 2013-14 extract provided to states and territories may be useful to users of the data:
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14
External links and information
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