Green light to refer adults for MRI

GPs will be free to refer patients who are 16 and over for Medicare funded MRIs as of Friday 1 November.

Under new MBS arrangements, GPs will no longer have to rely on specialists to make referrals for three speciifc conditions.  

It comes a year after the profession was given the go ahead to refer children with specific conditions for MRIs, and is seen as a win for the profession and patients.

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