Melbourne Radiology Clinic
Ground Floor
Suite 3-6, 100 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Ph: 03 9667 1667
Fax: 03 9667 1666

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Adult MRI – Medicare Rebate Items for GPs

MRI Scans Bulk-Billed

GP Referred MRI Items for Adults for Specified Conditions.

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:

One of the key initiatives of the Diagnostic Imaging Reform Package is to expand patient access to MRI services across Australia.

This includes increased access to MRI services for primary care patients 16 years and over by extending requesting rights to GPs for a small set of clinically appropriate indications.

Bulk-Billed*
  • MRI Head / Brain

  • Clinical Indications:

    • unexplained seizure(s) and;
    • unexplained chronic headache
    • suspected intracranial pathology
    • [*GP Referred]

    • MRI Gallery
Bulk-Billed*
  • MRI Cervical Spine - Radiculopathy

  • Clinical Indications:

    • for suspected cervical radiculopathy
    • [*GP Referred]

    • MRI Gallery
Bulk-Billed*
  • MRI Cervical Spine - Trauma

  • Clinical Indications:

    • for suspected cervical spine trauma
    • [*GP Referred]

    • MRI Gallery
Bulk-Billed*
  • MRI Knee

  • Clinical Indications:

    • 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
    • [*GP Referred]

    • MRI Gallery

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.

Adult Patients not meeting the criteria outlined above are unable to have their MRI expenses claimed from Medicare or any private health fund, so patients are liable for the entire expense of the MRI examination.

MRI Galleries – Clinical Case Examples.