As of today, 1st November 2013, Norwest Medical Imaging will be BULK BILLING – GP referred MRI scans for adults (aged 16 and over) for the following specific conditions:
- The head – unexplained seizure(s) or unexplained chronic headache with suspected intracranial pathology;
- The cervical spine – suspected cervical radiculopathy or suspected cervical spine trauma;
- The knee – following acute knee trauma where there is an inability to extend the knee suggesting an acute meniscal tear or clinical findings suggesting acute anterior cruciate ligament tear.
These new Medicare rebates are a result of today’s government announcement, further improving patients access to care and allowing GPs to treat patients using the best technology available.