Since it was formed, ADIA has played a central role in bringing together the different segments within diagnostic imaging to develop a more united, stronger sector which can better advance the needs of patients and practices.
Among our achievements:
- ADIA successfully campaigned for the Medicare freeze to be lifted on rebates for x-ray, ultrasound and CT (more than 90% of services) from 1 July 2020
- ADIA secured reversal of the 2015 cuts to the bulk billing incentive, following a public capaign
- ADIA successfully campaigned for the abandonment of the Federal Government’s co-payment measures in 2014
- Securing changes to capital sensitivity provisions
- Developing detailed strategies which provide positive solutions to the serious funding and regulatory issues which are threatening the viability of private diagnostic imaging practices
- Working proactively with the Department of Health to develop detailed Budget submissions which address the systemic problems facing diagnostic imaging
- Creating “Securing Quality Outcomes: Systemised Access to Digital Images” - a road map showing a way for clinicians to securely share diagnostic imaging via the internet
- Working with stakeholders to ensure e-health initiatives work for diagnostic imaging
- Raising awareness of equity, affordability and accessibility through our Senate submissions and work with consumer groups
- Playing a key role in the introduction and ongoing development of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme to ensure widespread safety and quality within the sector
- Achieving wider appreciation of the role of Radiologist, the role they play in patient safety and their value to diagnostic imaging practices
- Prioritising consumer advocacy through targeted communication activities
- Securing the bulk billing incentive funding for the sector on 1 November 2009 bringing in an additional $600m in funding to the sector over four years.