PHI 17/17 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2017 (No. 3)

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The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2017 (No.3) (the Amendment Rules) were registered with the Federal Register of Legislation (FRL) and commence on 1 May 2017. These Amendment Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 (the Principal Rules).

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

Item 1 - Schedule 1, Part 2 Type A Procedures, Clause 6 Surgical patient.

Item 1 amends Schedule 1, Part 2 Type A Procedures, Clause 6 Surgical patient of the Principal Rules by inserting two new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers (35730 and 30642). MBS item 35730 is a new item listed for ovarian repositioning to preserve ovarian function, prior to gonadotoxic radiotherapy when the treatment volume and dose radiation have a high probability of causing infertility. MBS item 30642 is listed for radical orchidectomy; the surgical removal of the testicle and spermatic cord, generally as part of treatment for testicular cancer.

Item 2 - Schedule 3, Part 2 Type B Procedures, Clause 5 Non-band specific Type B day procedures.

Item 2 amends Schedule 1, Part 2 Type B Procedures, Clause 5 Non-band specific Type B day procedures of the Principal Rules by inserting one new MBS item number (41618). MBS item 41618 is a new item listed for insertion of partially implantable active middle ear implants for patients with mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss.