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Melbourne Radiology Clinic is inner Melbourne’s only specialist, independent radiologist practice offering all major clinical modalities, including MRI.

GP MRI Referrals

Radiology Update - Medicare MRI Items for GPs

Adult

Medicare Update - 1 November 2018
Changes To Medicare Funded Knee Imaging Services.

GPs will not be able to request more than three knee MRIs per patient per annum for patients aged 16-49 and will not be able to refer patients aged 50 years and over for knee MRIs.

From 1 November 2018, new restrictions have been introduced to limit the ability of general practitioners (GPs) to request knee MRIs for patients 50 years and over. Specialists will still be able to request knee MRIs for any patient, regardless of the patient’s age.

From 1 November 2013, GPs have been able to request four Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Medicare services for patients 16 years of age and over.

GP Referred MRI Items for Adults for Specified Conditions:

  • Scan of head for unexplained seizures and unexplained chronic headache with suspected intracranial pathology
  • Scan of spine for cervical radiculopathy
  • Scan of spine for cervical spine trauma
  • Scan of knee following acute trauma for patients with inability to extend the knee suggesting the possibility of acute meniscal tear or clinical finding suggesting acute anterior cruciate ligament tear (patients aged 16 to 49 years).

At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, the following adult (16 years and over) MRI services referred by a GP are bulk billed as per the below schedule:

GP Referred MRI - Medicare Eligible Items - Adult

NOTE: A Medicare rebate for these Adult MRI scans is ONLY CLAIMABLE if one of the clinical indications shown as above is specified in the ‘Clinical Details’ section of the radiology request referral form.

VIEW PDF - Radiology Update VIEW PDF - Radiology Update: November 2013
New Adult GP Referred MRI services bulk billed at Melbourne Radiology Clinic


Paediatric

Extending MRI requesting rights to GPs is aimed at avoiding exposure of children to unnecessary radiation associated with other types of diagnostic imaging such as CT or X-ray, in situations where it is clinically indicated.

At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, the following paediatric MRI services are bulk billed as per the below schedule:

GP Referred MRI - Medicare Eligible Items - Paediatric

NOTE: A Medicare rebate for these paediatric MRI scans is ONLY CLAIMABLE if one of the clinical indications shown as above is specified in the ‘Clinical Details’ section of the radiology request referral form.

Medicare Update - 1 November 2018

- Paediatric KNEE MRI – a previous radiographic examination is NO LONGER REQUIRED


VIEW PDF of Full Article VIEW PDF - Radiology Update: November 2012
Paediatric MRI services bulk billed at Melbourne Radiology Clinic

Patient Care & Comfort

Our Siemens Wide-Bore MRI provides a comfortable spacious environment for patient scans while producing clear images.

Our experienced staff will ensure that the MRI scan is as comfortable as possible. Young patients can bring in a DVD of their choice to be viewed during the scan or watch live TV with noise cancelling headphones. Parents or carers may also accompany their child into the MRI room and sit next to them for the duration of the scan.

 
 
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