PHI 18/16

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PHI 18/16 - Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals

20 March 2016 (amended 24 March 2016)

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2016 (No. 1) (Amendment Rules) updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.

Eight additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list. A list of the additional facilities has been provided at Attachment A.

The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislation and commence on 20 March 2016. (See F2016L00352)

As advised in PHI 07/13, the Rules no longer contain a list of facilities eligible for second tier default benefits. Rather, the Rules reference a list of eligible facilities maintained by the STAC.

The complete STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities as of 20 March 2016 is at Attachment B.

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 13 May, 2016.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 April, 2016.

Please note that applicants are required to submit their applications at the Second Tier Default Benefits Application Submission Portal.

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Sample application 2014 (updated) located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association Website. Select Industry Resources.

Second Tier Renewal Reminder

Please note that the second tier status of some private hospital facilities listed at Attachment B are due to expire on 30 June 2016. The closing date for applications to be received by APHA is Friday, 15 April 2016. Hospitals wishing to apply for continued eligibility need to submit an application to the STAC through the Second Tier Default Application Submission Portal. Details instructions and information which must be included in applications are outlined on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website.

For any enquiries regarding the STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities, or for any further information, please email the Australian Private Hospitals Association.

NB: Please note that information contained within this circular is provided as a courtesy notification only. It is the responsibility of industry members to ensure they are operating in compliance with the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and all other relevant Commonwealth legislation.

Attachment A

Word version: Attachment A - Second Tier Advisory Committee – Additions (Word 20 KB)
PDF version: Attachment A - Second Tier Advisory Committee – Additions (PDF 64 KB)

Attachment B

Word version: Attachment B - Second Tier Advisory Committee – approved list of second-tier facilities (Word 86 KB)
PDF version: Attachment B - Second Tier Advisory Committee – approved list of second-tier facilities (PDF 280 KB)