Allied Health Medicare Eligible Services

At Castlereagh Imaging we bill patients referred by Allied Health practitioners (Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Podiatrists) according to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

The MBS states that these referrers’ patients are only entitled to a rebate when referred for the following selected examinations. If a patient presents with a referral for an examination that is not in the list below then they will be charged the private fee.

Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths

  • X-ray hip
  • X-ray Pelvis
  • X-ray cervical spine
  • X-ray thoracic spine
  • X-ray lumbar spine
  • X-ray sacrococcygeal spine
  • Long spinal image or multiple spinal regions

Podiatrists

  • Ultrasound ankle or hindfoot
  • Ultrasound mid or forefoot
  • Ultrasound lump
  • X-ray foot
  • X-ray leg
  • X-ray knee
  • X-ray femur
  • Long leg image for leg alignment or leg lengths