AskMBS Email Advice Service

Page last updated: 17 June 2020

AskMBS responds to enquiries from providers of services listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) seeking advice on interpretation of MBS items (including those for dental, pathology and diagnostic imaging), explanatory notes and associated legislation. This advice is intended primarily to assist health professionals, practice managers and others to understand and comply with MBS billing requirements. AskMBS works closely with policy areas within the Department of Health, and with Services Australia, to ensure enquirers receive accurate, authoritative and up-to-date information.

The email address to seek MBS interpretation advice is:
askmbs@health.gov.au

AskMBS issues advisories summarising responses to frequently asked questions on specific subject areas. The first advisory, on general practice issues, was released in February 2020 and is available below.

AskMBS Advisory #1 - General practice services (PDF 802 KB)
AskMBS Advisory #1 - General practice services (Word 75 KB)

Below is a guide to help you determine the right service to provide support for your questions.
See pdf and word versions following

Guide to help you determine the right service to provide support for your questions (PDF 18 KB)
Guide to help you determine the right service to provide support for your questions (Word 15 KB)