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Helix MBS & DVA Fee Update

An updated March, 2024 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) file is now available to download below.

From 1 March 2024 there will be several changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and DVA. These changes include minor administrative and policy changes, as well as the Government’s response to recommendations from the independent MBS Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) and the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) Executive.

There is a 30 second video guide available here on how to update the Medicare Benefit Schedule in Helix.

It is important to set the “Effective date” to 1 March 2024 so that the item codes along with their current pricing loads during issuing or saving the invoice.

The effective date cannot be back dated.  Either the current date or a future date can be selected.

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Read the full details on the MBS website.

If your practice has disabled MedicalDirector Automatic Updates, please follow the instructions below.

Download MBS Update

Please Note: Medical software vendor files (XML and XLSX) have been delayed.  These files will be published as soon as possible. Any claims made from 1 November 2023 onwards will be back dated to reflect the new fees (indexed at 0.5%). Read more here.

For information on how to add these fees to your fee schedule please navigate to the Adding fees manually section and read this article.