Radiologists back compulsory decision-support software for GPs

But they say the MBS task force doesn't understand the gravity of what it's proposing

The peak body for radiologists says it supports “the intention” of forcing GPs to use decision-support software when making imaging requests, but warns the idea may not work in practice.

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In January, the MBS Review Taskforce’s diagnostic medicine clinical committee recommended that GPs should be required to use a computer app when ordering Medicare-funded imaging.

The committee said the extra step — intended to reduce overservicing —&nbsp

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