Breast cancer MRI added to Medicare

Women with or suspected of having breast cancer will be able to claim Medicare benefits for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, from 1 November 2019.   Approximately 14,000 patients each year, predominantly women, will benefit from these services.   Medicare rebates will be available for MRI scans for:   Diagnosis of breast cancer in patients…

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2020 Flinders Seniors Guide now available

Senior residents on the Mornington Peninsula will now have an easier way to find and contact local services, thanks to the Flinders 2020 Seniors Guide.   The Guide, delivered for free by the Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, provides the contact details for local emergency services, community groups, government services and…

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PBS listings to save melanoma and multiple sclerosis patients up to $128,900 a year

Australians suffering from melanoma and multiple sclerosis will soon have new treatment options, with new and amended PBS listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 November.   The Morrison Government will expand the current PBS listings of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) and Mekinist® (trametinib) to include subsidy for post-surgery treatment for patients…

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No room for complacency about polio

On 24 October, we mark World Polio Awareness Day, a reminder that polio is a devastating disease which could easily return if we are not vigilant.   Every Australian needs to understand how important it is to prevent a re-emergence of this debilitating disease.   Thanks to decades of diligent vaccination programs against polio, there…

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