PHI 63/18 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2018 (No.5)

Page last updated: 26 October 2018

PHI 63/18 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2018 (No.5) (PDF 43 KB)

26 October 2018

The above amendment rules (the Rules) have been made and commence on 1 November 2018. The amendment rules have been registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

1 November 2018 Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) Item Changes

The amendments to the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 (Principal Rules) ensure health insurers provide an appropriate level of accommodation benefits for medical services affected by the 1 November 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item changes agreed by Government following recommendations of the Medical Services Advisory Committee and the MBS Review Taskforce.

Schedule1

The Rules amends Schedule 1 of the Principal Rules to add 66 new MBS items and remove 89 MBS items.

Schedule 3

The Rules amends Schedule 3 of the Principal Rules to add 27 new MBS items and remove 23 MBS items.

If you have any questions regarding PHI Circular 63/18 please contact the Department of Health at PHI@health.gov.au.