Medicare Benefits Schedule – listing of photography with non-mydriatic retinal cameras - Budget 2016-17

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

This measure started on 1 November 2016.

Description of the measure

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

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.

Questions and Answers

Who is eligible for this measure

Patients impacted by the above new listings and health professionals who undertake these services.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 November 2016 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017