Medicare rebates now apply for eligible MRI scans

For more than two years South East Radiology (SER) has been campaigning for Medicare rebates to be available on the MRI scanner in Moruya. SER is happy to announce this investment in the region has finally been recognised and the MRI site has been granted a full Medicare license by the federal government today.

This license will enable patients with an eligible referral from a specialist or GP to access Medicare item numbers. Patients can now have their examination bulk billed with no out of pocket payment. While there are strict Medicare compliance guidelines, most referrals and examinations should be able to access this funding. SER’s Peter Mundey says “This is a great boost for the health care needs of the local community as patients can now access the most clinically relevant diagnostic examinations in Moruya, and not compromise due to financial expense.”