Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Data – efficiencies - Budget 2016-17

This measure will implement cost recovery arrangements for Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and other Commonwealth health data extracts provided to external clients by the Department of Health (Health).

Information update: this Budget measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

This measure will implement cost recovery arrangements for Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and other Commonwealth health data extracts provided to external clients by the Department of Health (Health). The arrangements will be administered by the Department of Human Services.

From 1 July 2016, external clients will be charged for the data provided by Health using a single process and costing structure.

Questions and Answers

Who is impacted by this measure

External clients including researchers and other organisations who request data extractions from MBS, PBS and other Commonwealth health data.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 July 2016 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017