Our Achievements

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.
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