PHI 93 Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals

Page last updated: 16 December 2016

PDF version: PHI 93/16 - Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals (PDF 48 KB)

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2016 (No. 9) (Amendment Rules) updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.

12 additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list. A list of the additional facilities has been provided at:
Second Tier Advisory Committee-Additions (PDF 42 KB)
Second Tier Advisory Committee-Additions (Excel 33 KB)

The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislation and commence on 1 January 2017.

As advised in circular 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 January 2017 is at:
Second Tier Advisory Committee-approved list of second-tier facilities (PDF 88 KB)
Second Tier Advisory Committee-approved list of second-tier facilities (Excel 41 KB)

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 10 February 2017. The closing date for applications is
Friday 20 January 2017.

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

Application guidance is outlined in the ‘2016 sample application’ located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website at 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.