New MBS Items for Testing of Diabetic Retinopathy with a Non-mydriatic Retinal Camera

Medicare Benefits Schedule – listing of photography with non-mydriatic retinal cameras

From 1 November 2016, Medicare benefits will be available for the testing of Diabetic Retinopathy with a non-mydriatic retinal camera.

Description of the measure

Patients with medically diagnosed diabetes will be eligible to receive Medicare benefits for the test once every 2 years. Patients of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent with medically diagnosed diabetes will be eligible to receive Medicare benefits for the test once every 12 months.

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