News & Media

30 April 2018

RANZCR Criticises Knee Eligibility Cuts for Over 50's

Thousands of Australians aged 50 and over will bear the financial and emotional consequences of the Federal Government’s decision to restrict their access to valuable diagnostic imaging (MRI).Thousands of Australians aged 50 and over will bear the financial and emotional consequences of the Federal Government’s decision to restrict their access to valuable diagnostic imaging (MRI).

Under the MBS Review, the Federal Government has decided that patients aged 50 and over are now not eligible for a GP-referred MRI scan if they injure their knee and instead have to see another specialist for further assessment before accessing an MRI.

 

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