Diagnostic imaging procedures help to diagnose, treat and monitor an extensive range of illnesses and conditions. Diagnostic imaging services include ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, radiography (x-ray), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). These services are provided with specialised equipment and the professional input of a radiologist (or other medical specialist) to interpret the generated images.
An ITA process commencing 24 September 2018 to allocate Medicare eligibility to up to 20 additional MRI units, comprising a mix of fully eligible units and upgrades of existing partial units, in metropolitan and regional areas. Applications close 5pm Canberra time, Friday 2 November 2018.
Quick answers to your questions about Medicare-subsidised diagnostic imaging services.
About improving the quality and safety of Medicare-funded diagnostic imaging services through the enhancement of regulatory and accreditation requirements.
This section provides an overview of the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table (that comprises all diagnostic imaging services available under Medicare) and, describes changes to two Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) dental items and describes the qualification requirements to perform diagnostic radiology (x-ray) services.
The facts about specific MRI services and where and how to access them nationally.
About the scheme, the practice accreditation standards (entry to full suite) together with access to multiple resources.
About government programs that assure the delivery of quality services including Capital Sensitivity
, remote location and industry quality initiatives.
Nuclear medicine items and providers, nationally.
Information about Medicare-funded bone densitometry services.
About the Health Insurance Act 1973
and its continuing role in the delivery of national diagnostic imaging services.
Links to numerous national diagnostic imaging organisations and professional bodies.
For information about Medicare eligibility, claims and services please contact: