MBS review looks to curb GP imaging for low back pain

GP requests for CT scans and X-rays for low back pain will be restricted under recommendations proposed by a clinical committee set up as part of the MBS Review.

However, GPs will be allowed to request MRIs of the lumbar-sacral spine for a limited range of defined indications, in line with strategies to ensure appropriate requesting.

The draft proposals were released by the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee on Friday, alongside a raft of other recommendations from four other