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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973 - SECT 16E

Medicare benefit is payable once a suspension of a registration is lifted

    If, but for this section, medicare benefit would not be payable in respect of a diagnostic imaging service rendered by or on behalf of a medical practitioner because the diagnostic imaging procedure used in rendering that service is:

  (a)   carried out using diagnostic imaging equipment that is ordinarily located at diagnostic imaging premises the registration of which has been suspended; or

  (b)   carried out using diagnostic imaging equipment that:

  (i)   when not in use, is ordinarily located at a base for mobile diagnostic imaging equipment the registration of which is suspended; and

  (ii)   is not ordinarily located at diagnostic imaging premises;

medicare benefit becomes payable in respect of the service when the suspension ceases to have effect, provided the suspension does not cease to have effect because the registration is cancelled under section   23DZY.


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