PDF version: PHI 10/17 Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals (PDF 49 KB)
The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2017 (No. 2) (Amendment Rules) updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.
One additional facility has been added to the previously approved STAC list. The list of STAC approved facilities is provided at Second Tier Advisory Committee-Additions.
The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislation and commence on 20 March 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.
As per PHI Circular 02/17 Como Private Hospital in Parkdale, Victoria has closed and Holmesglen Private Hospital in Moorabbin, Victoria has opened using the same provider number. The STAC approved list has been updated to reflect this change.
Second-tier Renewal Reminder
The second tier status of some private hospital facilities are due to expire on 30 June 2017. The complete STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities as of 20 March 2017 is at Second Tier Advisory Committee-approved list of second-tier facilities.
Next second-tier Advisory Committee Meeting
The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 12 May 2017. The closing date for applications to be received by the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) is Thursday 13 April 2017.
Hospitals wishing to apply for continued eligibility are required to submit an application to the STAC through the Second Tier Default Application Submission Portal (www.stacapplications.org.au.)
Detailed application guidance which must be included in the application is outlined on the APHA’s website (http://www.apha.org.au/resource/2nd-tier-default-benefit-eligibility/.)
For any enquiries regarding the STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities, or for any further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excel version: Second Tier Advisory Committee-Additions (Excel 10 KB)
Excel version: Second Tier Advisory Committee-approved list of second-tier facilities (Excel 42 KB)