PHI 60/18 Prostheses List – Key Dates For July

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PHI 61/18 Prostheses List – Key Dates For July (PDF 48 KB)

15 October 2018

This circular provides information for stakeholders on the timeframe for submitting applications to list prostheses on the July 2019 Prostheses List. The dates provided in the circular are correct at the time of publishing, and any change will be advised.

From 1 March 2019, the Prostheses List will be published three times per year, in accordance with a commitment in the Government’s Agreement with the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA).

In preparation, the Department is reviewing the schedule of meetings of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) and the Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs) and requirements for submitting applications for assessment by the Panel of Clinical Experts (Panel).

A schedule of meeting dates for the CAGs is at the end of this circular. Due to the introduction of a third Prostheses Lists per year there will only be a single meeting per CAG for the July 2019 Prostheses List.

To facilitate the progress of applications in the compressed cycle, if additional information is required to support applications following the initial assessment by two individual clinicians, sponsors will be given feedback regarding their applications and an opportunity to address the issues raised in the assessments before the application is presented to the respective CAG.

For applications to list devices in the Panel categories, similar opportunities for feedback will be provided and sponsor responses will be referred back to the assessing clinicians for consideration.

All applicants applying to list devices or applying to change current listings should submit their applications no later than midnight on Sunday 13 January 2019; this includes Part B - Human Tissue applications.

This deadline will also apply to applications for amendments, expansions or compressions.

This will allow the minimum time required for assessment by clinicians and consideration by the Health Economics Sub Committee (HESC) (if required) before referral to the PLAC for recommendation.

Applications for the July List can be submitted at any time before the 13 January 2019. Applications received after the 13 January 2019 will be considered for the November 2019 Prostheses List.

Applications to delete, transfer or duplicate current listings can be submitted until 10 May 2019 to allow for processing before the draft Prostheses List is produced.

Schedule of CAG meeting dates for July 2019 Prostheses List

Category Date of Meeting
01. Ophthalmic 18 March 2019
05. Urogenital 29 March 2019
06. Specialist Orthopaedic 29 March 2019
08. Cardiac 30 March 2019
09. Cardiothoracic 29 March 2019
10. Vascular 25 March 2019
11. Hip 22 March 2019
12. Knee 23 March 2019
13. Spinal 22 March 2019