Gastroenterology patients must pay large gap fees for scans: inquiry

Shrinking or non-existent Medicare rebates mean gastroenterology patients are now having to pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for standard radiology tests, advocacy groups say. Patients with bowel cancer are forced to pay up to $2327 in upfront costs and are left $688 out of pocket for CT scans, bone studies and MRI scans ...

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