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.   Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan said approximately 14,000 patients each year, predominantly women, will benefit from these services.   Medicare rebates will be available for MRI scans for:…

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Life-changing medicines listings to save cystic fibrosis patients up to $250,000 a year

The Federal Government will provide immediate access to life-changing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to help support people with cystic fibrosis, saving them and their families up to $250,000 per year. From 1 December 2019, the life-changing cystic fibrosis medicine Symdeko® will be listed on the PBS for patients with cystic fibrosis over…

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Cheaper medicine for over 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is avaliable for more than 500,000 patients, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “In some cases this will save over $100,000 per patient,” “Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated…

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Bushfire Assistance for Richmond Valley

Disaster assistance is now available for the Richmond Valley Local Government Area for those that have been affected by the recent bushfires, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “My thoughts are with the families and businesses who’ve come under threat, especially those who have lost properties,” he said. “It’s a devastating experience, and our…

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Delivering Safer Streets in Our Community

New CCTV Cameras being installed in Lismore CBD will improve safety and lower crime, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “Lismore City Council received a $433,000 Federal Government grant to replace the 1998 analog system with 56 new digital cameras to provide maximum surveillance throughout the CBD,” he said. “This includes new camera…

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