Diagnostic imaging resources

Links to our resources related to diagnostic imaging.


Reducing Overuse of Diagnostic Imaging – Project report

This report summarises the main results of the Reducing Overuse of Diagnostic Imaging project. We collaborated with the Wiser Healthcare research consortium on this project .

Medicare Benefits Schedule Online – Diagnostic imaging item and rule changes

Fact sheet and quick reference guide on changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) diagnostic imaging items and rules.

Capital sensitivity exemption – Subsequent application

Use this form to apply for the continuation of the payment of Medicare benefits for services provided on diagnostic imaging equipment.

Medicare Benefits Schedule Online – Changes to eligibility for Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment

This fact sheet explains the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) changes to eligibility for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment.

COVID-19 vaccination – Geographic vaccination rates – SA3 – 15 September 2022

This report lists the percentage of people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, by SA3. The percentages are further broken down by geographic regions and whether they've had one dose or are fully vaccinated.

Medicare Benefits Schedule Online – Requests for diagnostic imaging services versus referrals for other services under Medicare

This fact sheet outlines the difference between a request and a referral.

Case study – Billing of diagnostic and pathology services in emergency departments and for public patients

This case study about diagnostic and pathology services will help you improve your Medicare billing practices.

Capital sensitivity exemption – Initial application

Use this form to apply for an exemption from capital sensitivity where there are unforeseen delays to replace/upgrade diagnostic imaging equipment.

New Diagnostic Imaging Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items 61563 and 61564

This fact sheet outlines information about 2 new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for patients with prostate cancer.

Changes to MBS rules for diagnostic imaging services – capital sensitivity

This fact sheet outlines changes to capital sensitivity arrangements for diagnostic imaging from 1 May 2022.
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