Health Insurance Act 1973

Changes to the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Page last updated: 01 June 2015

The legislative basis for the delivery of diagnostic imaging services in Australia is detailed in the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act) and within that, the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table - see Category 5 of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). This section of the Diagnostic Imaging under Medicare website focuses on the Act and includes information that highlights changes to:

  • the Act that impacts the delivery of diagnostic imaging services
  • specific Medicare subsidised diagnostic imaging services.

Legislation

Requests for pathology and diagnostic imaging services
Details changes to the Health Insurance Act 1973 that state how requests for pathology and diagnostic imaging services should be made.