Medicare will rebate most X- rays referred by a physiotherapist. These include specific areas as follows:
We can also request multiple regions to be investigated. Any other areas of the body requested for X-ray are NON-Medicare eligible. The number of X-rays a client can receive is limited in a year as well. * Varies on types of X- rays requested.
Medicare rebates most ultrasound scans referred directly by a physiotherapist. The areas of the body are the shoulder region and the knee. Although, there are certain requirements that the scan has to be for suspected specific injuries to get the full Medicare rebate.
Certain suspected shoulder injuries that are covered include conditions such as; Rotator cuff injury, injuries to tendons or muscles, and bursitis.
Certain suspected knee injuries that are covered include conditions like; (such as;) nerve entrapment, collateral ligament injury, abnormal tendons, bursa or a cyst.