Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Non mydriatic retinal photography: a roundtable in preparation for new MBS items for people with diabetes

Posted on: 31 October, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Diabetes Eye health Policies

Minum Barreng Indigenous Eye Health (2016)
Non mydriatic retinal photography: a roundtable in preparation for new MBS items for people with diabetes
Melbourne: Minum Barreng Indigenous Eye Health, University of Melbourne

This report provides a summary and overview of the main discussion areas and ideas presented at the July 2016 non-mydriatic retinal photography roundtable. The roundtable, hosted by the University of Melbourne Indigenous Eye Health Unit was in preparation for the new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for people with diabetes available for use in November 2016. Included in the report is:

  • background information on the new MBS items and diabetic retinopathy screening
  • identification of the barriers to successfully implementing the new MBS items
  • identifying and workshopping solutions to the barriers
  • discussions on the approaches and actions in the lead up to 1 November 2016 and beyond.

Abstract adapted from University of Melbourne