Annual Medicare Statistics

The Annual Medicare Statistics contains data relating to Medicare for Financial Year 1984-85 onwards

Page last updated: 12 March 2020

Changes to Medicare Statistics

Medicare statistics are now based on the patient’s geocoded Medicare enrolment address rather than the patient’s enrolment postcode. The availability of geocoded patient information substantially increases the accuracy of Medicare statistics.

Modified Monash categories replace Remoteness Area in recognition that more Health programs are transitioning to MMM from 1 January 2020.

Medicare statistics were revised from 2009-10 onwards for the Annual report. Historical Medicare statistics prior to 2009-10 remain unchanged as geospatial information and Modified Monash statistics are not available for the entire time series.

For more information view the Changes in MBS Statistics report on the Departments website.


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