MRI Medicare rebate news

Published on 06 June 2024

MRI machine

In April I wrote to the state and federal governments to request full Medicare licences on the two MRI machines in Fairfield City. I received a response from the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, that from 1 July next year, the two MRI machines with partial licences will have full Medicare eligibility.

What does this mean? Previously residents who accessed the two partially-licensed MRI machines had to pay out of pocket for scans, or they would need to travel out of the area. From 1 July next year, scans from these full and other MRI licenses, will now receive full Medicare Eligibility for all scans.

I thank the Federal Government for listening to our concerns and taking steps to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for our community. This will save residents money, time and allow them to access health services locally. 

Letter to Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care from Mayor Frank Carbone(PDF, 320KB)

Letter to Mayor Frank Carbone from Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care(PDF, 124KB)

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