PHI 72/18 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2018 (No.6)

Page last updated: 19 December 2018

PHI 72/18 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2018 (No.6) (PDF 47 KB)

The above amendment rules (the Rules) have been made and commence on 20 December 2018. The amendment rules have been registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 AND 1 JANUARY 2019 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 and 1 January 2019 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item changes agreed by Government following recommendations of the Medical Services Advisory Committee.

SCHEDULES 1 AND 3

The Rules amends Schedule 3 of the Principal Rules to add two new MBS items.

In addition, the Rules amend Schedules 1 and 3 to remove 30 MBS items that are no longer listed MBS items.

If you have any questions regarding PHI Circular 72/18 please contact the Department of Health at PHI@health.gov.au.