Medicare rebates for imaging to lift for first time in 20 years

Health minister Greg Hunt pledges $200 million to reduce out-of-pocket costs for scans
Jocelyn Wright

Radiologists are welcoming federal government plans to index the MBS rebates for X-ray and ultrasound services for the first time in two decades.

The government says it will begin increasing the rebates for 90% of the diagnostic imaging services on the MBS from July next year, assuming it wins the election.