PHI 32/16

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PHI 32/16 - Amendment to February 2016 Prostheses List
05 May 2016

The delegate of the Minister for Health will make the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2016 (No. 1) (the Amendment Rules) to make changes to listings on the February 2016 Prostheses List to correct administrative errors and make changes that have been delayed in being processed. These changes are being made now rather than waiting for the August 2016 Prostheses List as the sponsors affected are being disadvantaged.

It is expected that the Amendment Rules will be published on the Federal Register of Legislation (FRL) on or about 12 May 2016, and will be effective on or about 2 June 2016.

Once the Amendment Rules are registered on FRL, the updated public version of the Prostheses List database and reports of changes to the Prostheses List will be published to
http://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/prostheses-list-pdf.htm

It is expected that there will be 15 changes to the February 2016 Prostheses List:

  • 7 new billing codes (4 new prostheses, 1 resulting from compression of billing codes, 2 transfers)
  • 2 deleted billing codes (following transfers)
  • 6 billing codes with changes to details (including the 2 transferred billing codes.

Details of the changes will be provided when the Amendment Rules are published.