*Update from the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association: Knee MRI story in News Ltd papers: 16 October 2018. There will be no Medicare rebates when GPs order knee MRIs for the over 50s from November 1. Rachel Sporn (Olympic basketball medallist) and Wayne Schwass (AFL premiership player) have just turned or about to turn 50, and spoke out in support of ADIA’s campaign, as well as the National Seniors advocate Ian Henschke. The College of GPs president is also quoted and recommends that the measure be reviewed. This is the first time that the RACGP has come out in support of our position.CONTINUE READING
Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open for the 23rd AMSIG Annual Scientific Meeting Queenstown March 30-31 2019.
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In the May Budget, the Federal Government confirmed that from 1 November this year, it will restrict GP referrals for MRI of the knee to patients under 50. We are asking for you to participate in an Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association-led campaign to put pressure on the Health Minister to reverse this decision.CONTINUE READING
PRESIDENT’S UPDATE: Notification of Minister Hunt’s decision to enact the recommendation from the MBS task force to restrict GP referred MRI of the knee to patients under the age of 50 years old from 1 November 2018. This is a recommendation that AMSIG has strongly opposed throughout the review process.CONTINUE READING
As per previous updates, you will be aware that AMSIG has been actively involved throughout this review. The Government committed to clinician lead, evidenced based review of the MBS. The outcome of the initial review was a recommendation to Minister Hunt to: “remove the ability for a GP to request MRIs for patients ≥ 50 […]CONTINUE READING
Announcing new collaboration between AMSIG and Radiology Across Borders (RAB) as part of AMSIG’s commitment to further MSK Radiology teaching in the Asia Pacific Region. AMSIG will provide funding to the value of $3000 to two AMSIG Members to lecture at a 3 day MSK educational symposium in Vietnam from 29th June-1st July 2018.CONTINUE READING
On behalf of the 2017 Annual Meeting Convenors and AMSIG, we are pleased to advise that all the meeting talks are now available to view online. These videos are available in the members only section. Apply for AMSIG membership at the Special Discounted Rate before July 31 and access the 2017 Meeting talks and presentations (as well as archives from previous AMSIG ASM presentations) available to view in video format.CONTINUE READING
The Government committed to clinician lead, evidenced based review of the MBS. Based on this promise, AMSIG has supported this process. Several of the executive and members have been involved in this process. Minister Greg Hunt has received a recommendations from the MBS Task force, the most significant of which is a recommendation to remove […]CONTINUE READING
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has advised that 10 RANZCR CPD points can be claimed for attendance at AMSIG 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting as follows: 7 points may be claimed for attendance at the “AMSIG 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting” to be held on 6 May 2017. 3 points may be […]CONTINUE READING
President’s Report – I recently took over from George Koulouris in the role of President of AMSIG. I wish take this opportunity to thank George for the work he has done during his time as President and for his ongoing support. I look forward to the challenge ahead and building on prior achievements, including formalising inter society memberships with other musculoskeletal imaging groupsCONTINUE READING