Annual Hospital Categorisation Review Consultation

Page last updated: 27 August 2020

The Department of Health administers the second-tier default benefits eligibility. Private hospitals apply directly to the Department for recognition that they are eligible for second-tier default benefits and categorisation.

The Department annually reviews, consults with private hospitals and publishes the list of all private hospitals grouped by second-tier hospital category by 1 August each year. This list is used by health insurers to calculate second-tier default benefits rates for each second-tier hospital category in each state and to determine the second-tier default benefits payable to individual hospitals.

Private hospital second-tier category list as at 1 August 2020 - Excel 54 KB

Please note that inclusion on this list does not mean that a hospital has second-tier eligibility status, it only categorises all private hospitals.

To check a hospital’s second-tier eligibility status/category, including all ongoing updates, please refer to the Commonwealth declared list with second-tier on the Department's Hospital web page.


1 August 2019 - Declared Private Hospitals Grouped by Second-tier category - Excel 77 KB

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