ADIA's 2015-16 Federal Budget Submission released 

 

Diagnostic imaging plays a vital role in the Australian health system, helping to diagnose, treat and monitor an extensive range of illnesses and conditions – from a broken bone to guiding brain surgery. Its importance in modern medicine is reflected in the fact that every year some 20 million diagnostic imaging procedures are conducted in Australia, which has a population of only 23 million people.

ADIA, the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association, represents the majority of private imaging practices in Australia and works constantly to ensure diagnostic imaging remains accessible, affordable and safe. ADIA members range from large multi-site businesses through to independent regional practices. Working on their behalf, ADIA regularly consults with government and other appropriate bodies on matters relating to the funding and delivery of radiology services.

Private imaging practices currently provide the majority of Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services in Australia, including X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, MRIs, nuclear medicine and more. The remaining services are conducted in public hospitals.

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ADIA Federal Budget Submission

17 February 2015

ADIA has submitted its Federal Budget submission outlining recommendations for modest patient gaps, the implementation of the Quality Framework for Diagnostic Imaging and support mechanisms for diagnostic imaging services and practitioners.

ADIA's transition plan - from bulk billing to co-payments while safeguarding patients

18 August 2014

ADIA has worked both independently and in collaboration with other diagnostic imaging stakeholders to quantify the impact of the Federal Government’s recent Budget announcements and develop a series of Co-payment Safeguards in response.

View ADIA updates on the 2014-15 Federal Budget including the newly released 'Safeguarding Patients - A Transition Plan for Diagnostic Imaging

18 August 2014

Further submission to the Senate Inquiry into the out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare

27 June 2014

Following the Federal Budget, ADIA has made a supplementary submission to this inquiry.

ADIA 2014 Mid-Year Update

23 May 2014

Read about ADIA's work on behalf of our members ...

ADIA's reaction to the 2014-15 Federal Budget

13 May 2014

See the media release detailing ADIA's initial reaction to the Federal Budget handed down by the Treasurer this evening.

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