Medicare Statistics

All Medicare by MBS category processed from October 2013 to May 2016

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  State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
$Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit $Benefit
8,598,280,152 6,422,516,186 4,891,824,387 1,790,988,177 2,054,935,152 484,501,652 307,031,131 165,316,069 24,715,392,907
1 - Professional Attendances
2 - Diagnostics Procedures and Investigations 495,755,017 314,400,384 259,514,502 86,362,008 92,983,518 23,271,482 16,350,675 7,043,847 1,295,681,434
3 - Therapeutic Procedures 2,994,159,636 2,110,746,993 1,879,124,512 628,996,687 877,186,319 201,993,363 116,190,456 45,693,648 8,854,091,616
4 - Oral & Maxillofacial Services 10,261,329 9,701,233 3,779,898 2,120,879 2,732,516 604,620 605,290 57,104 29,862,870
5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 3,017,521,346 2,043,833,344 1,689,919,075 554,268,300 678,353,596 157,724,001 100,692,228 46,093,748 8,288,405,639
6 - Pathology Services 2,385,095,306 1,665,665,540 1,429,863,927 448,659,739 628,566,574 130,526,719 101,230,365 54,046,934 6,843,655,105
7 - Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Services 1,888,315 1,981,543 194,494 522,636 41,719 152,301 115,269 47,720 4,943,996
8 - Miscellaneous 1,195,658,363 1,005,795,763 752,728,921 284,925,840 304,095,519 87,766,942 38,612,831 20,674,256 3,690,258,436
9 - Dentist, Dental Specialist and Dental Prosthetists -2,716,897 -3,800,366 -48,147 8,986 -183,226 24,468 -12,487 828 -6,726,841
10 - Dental Benefits Schedule 251,961,102 196,733,937 172,975,168 60,072,947 26,117,780 17,569,886 5,597,457 1,773,807 732,802,084
Total 18,947,863,670 13,767,574,557 11,079,876,737 3,856,926,200 4,664,829,470 1,104,135,435 686,413,215 340,747,961 54,448,367,246


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  • The figures in the report include only those services that are performed by a registered provider, for services that qualify for Medicare Benefit and for which a claim has been processed by Medicare Australia. They do not include services provided by hospital doctors to public patients in public hospitals or services that qualify for a benefit under the Department of Veterans' Affairs National Treatment Account.
  • Services/benefit per capita (ie. per 100,000 population) is calculated by dividing the number of services/benefit processed in a month by the number of people enrolled in Medicare at the end of that month.
  • State/Territory is determined according to the address (at the time of claiming) of the patient to whom the service was rendered.
  • Month is determined by the date the service was processed by Medicare Australia, not the date the service was provided.
  • Monthly figures may vary due to the varying number of processing days in a month, which depends on the number of days in the month, public holidays, overtime worked etc.
  • A financial year is 1 July to 30 June.
  • Detailed information on the Strengthening Medicare - Additional Incentive Item numbers can be found under Table 6 of the Monthly Quarterly Standard Reports. Please note, in this report, the number of services for these item numbers are recorded as '-' because they are not Medicare services, simply an additional payment.

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Last updated: 18 December 2020

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