PHI 48/16 – Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals

Page last updated: 29 June 2016

PHI 48/16 – Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals (PDF 93 KB)

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2016 (No. 4)(Amendment Rules) updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.

Five additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list. Eight facilities have been removed from the list. A list of the additional facilities has been provided at Attachment A. A list of the facilities that have been removed has been provided at Attachment B.

The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislation and commence on 1 July 2016. (See F2016L01101)

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 1 July 2016 is at Attachment C.

Please note for Private Hospital facilities whose eligibility was due to expire on 30 June 2016, a reminder to renew eligibility was issued in PHI circular 18/16.

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 12 August, 2016.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 July, 2016.

Please note that applicants are required to submit their applications at the following URL: http://www.stacapplications.org.au/

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Sample Application 2016 located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association Website at: (http://www.apha.org.au Select Industry Resources).

For any enquiries regarding the STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities, or for any further information, please email info@apha.org.au.

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

PDF version: Attachment A - Second Tier Advisory Committee - Additions (PDF 42 KB)
Excel version: Attachment A - Second Tier Advisory Committee - Additions (Excel 12 KB)

Attachment B

PDF version: Attachment B - Second Tier Advisory Committee - Deletions (PDF 41 KB)
Excel version: Attachment B - Second Tier Advisory Committee - Deletions (Excel 10 KB)

Attachment C

PDF version: Attachment C - Second Tier Advisory Committee - approved list of second-tier facilities (PDF 91 KB)
Excel version: Attachment C - Second Tier Advisory Committee - approved list of second-tier facilities (Excel 39 KB)