Medicare benefits for diabetic retinopathy tests

24 Nov 2016

There are two new services listed in the MBS to enable general practitioners and specialists managing patients’ diabetic care to test for diabetic retinopathy with a non-mydriatic retinal camera. These services, 12325 and 12326, include taking the image, and interpreting the image for diagnosis.

Patients with medically diagnosed diabetes are eligible to receive Medicare benefits for the test every two years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with medically diagnosed diabetes are eligible to receive Medicare benefits for the test every 12 months.

For more information about these changes go to MBSonline.gov.au