Private Health Insurance Prostheses List Reforms

Page last updated: 16 April 2018

PHI 22/18 Private Health Insurance Prostheses List Reforms (PDF 48 KB)

In October 2017, the Government and the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) reached an agreement to:

  • promote the sustainability of privately insured health care through rebalancing the costs of medical devices to privately insured patients, to help keep private health insurance affordable for all Australians
  • support a viable, innovative and diverse medical technology sector in Australia and local jobs
  • improve the value of private health insurance for consumers by reducing benefits for prostheses on the Prostheses List.
Under the agreement, three Industry Working Groups (IWGs) have been established. Further information can be found at Prostheses List Reforms and the Terms of Reference for the IWGs.