Medicare aims to ensure that all Australians have access to free or low-cost medical, optometry, midwifery and hospital care and in special circumstances, allied health.

Page last updated: 14 September 2017

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Your Questions Answered
This time-saving resource provides links to information that answers your most frequently asked Medicare questions.

Primary care (GP, nursing, allied health)
About Medicare subsidised primary care for the management of chronic disease, autism, disability, diabetes, and eye health. Also access to health assessments.

Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative
About Medicare subsidised allied mental health services for patients with a clinically diagnosed mental disorder, being managed through a GP.

Diagnostic imaging under Medicare
About Medicare subsidised diagnostic imaging services including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, radiography (x-ray), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and bone densitometry.

MBS Online
MBS Online is a searchable version of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) list of health services subsidised by the Australian government.

Specialist video consultations under Medicare
About access to video consultations with health specialists under Medicare.

Radiation therapy under Medicare
The Australian Government supports radiation oncology services (including radiation therapy) through Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebates, safety net benefits for patients, and funding for radiation oncology treatment equipment.

e-Health records Medicare data
About Medicare data, including organ donor and immunisation registers.

Medicare Safety Nets
Assisting Australian's with out-of-pocket costs for eligible out-of-hospital medical services.

Pathology under Medicare
About accessing Medicare-subsidised Pathology services.

Medical Services Advisory Committee
About the work of the Committee and evaluation of medical technologies and procedures.

Medical Treatment Overseas program
About financial assistance for Australian residents with a life-threatening condition for which there is no effective alternative treatment available in Australia.

Statistics under Medicare
Medicare data from the preceding quarter and previous years.

Claiming from Medicare
The Medicare web site including benefits, claims and payments.

The ComLaw web site and the Australian law that provides for Medicare.

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