MBS Item number 12325 (retinal photography) clarification

The Department of Health has provided some clarification about the claiming arrangements for MBS Item numbers 12325 and 12326 (retinal photography) from November 1 2017. This item is intended for the provision of retinal photography with a non-mydriatic retinal camera.

The explanatory note makes it clear that any element(s) of the service may be performed by appropriately trained or qualified personnel under the direction of the medical practitioner co-ordinating the patient’s care. The medical practitioner retains overall responsibility for claiming of the service. 

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