PHI 64/10

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about the Private Health Insurance Amendment Rules.

Page last updated: 11 October 2010

PDF Printable version of PHI 64/10 (PDF 51 KB)

11 October 2010

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 7) - Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals
Please note that the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.7) (the Rules) have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and take effect on 6 October 2010 (FRLI No: F2010L02624). The changes to the Rules relate to Schedule 5 – Second Tier Default Benefits and are outlined below:

New Hospitals Added to Schedule 5

The following hospitals have been added to Schedule 5 of the Rules. These hospitals will be eligible for Second Tier Default Benefits from 6 October 2010 until 30 June 2012.
Provider NoNameSuburbState
0077130XBunbury Day SurgeryBUNBURYWA
0065070BCalvary College Grove Rehabilitation HospitalWALKERVILLESA
0091010YCalvary John James HospitalDEAKINACT
0017360LMacquarie University HospitalMACQUARIE PARKNSW
0075160HMercy Hospital Mount LawleyMOUNT LAWLEYWA
0027250BNephrocare Bondi Dialysis ClinicBONDI JUNCTIONNSW
0834441ANorthern Endoscopy CentreSALISBURY SOUTHSA
0999401WOral Surgery Day CentreCHATSWOODNSW
0077060WPerth Day Surgery CentreLEEDERVILLEWA
0095110HSydney IVF CanberraDEAKINACT
0026880BVision Eye InstituteCHATSWOODNSW

Hospital Name Changes on Schedule 5

Please note that the following hospital names have been changed on Schedule 5 to reflect their current State/Territory hospital licences:
The provider numbers have not changed and there has been no loss in eligibility for Second Tier Default Benefits for these hospitals.
Provider NoPrevious NameCurrent Name
0065020LAdelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Inc – Ashford CampusAshford Community Hospital
0065930XAdelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Inc – Flinders Private Hospital CampusFlinders Private Hospital
0065240AAdelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Inc – The Memorial Hospital CampusMemorial Hospital
0085010FCalvary Hospital (Lenah Valley Campus)Calvary Health Care Tasmania (Hobart)
0016860ACalvary Private Hospital (Riverina)Calvary Private Hospital Wagga Wagga
0035490JCliveden Hill Private HospitalEpworth Cliveden
0657201BCoffs Harbour Day Surgery CentreCoffs Harbour Day Surgical Centre
0015370FDalcross Private HospitalDalcross Adventist Hospital
0657171TDandenong Eye Clinic & Day Surgery CentreDandenong Eye Clinic
0036290JElsternwick Private HospitalCabrini Health Elsternwick Rehabilitation Service
0036740YFrances Perry Private HospitalFrances Perry House
0075530XJoondalup Private HospitalJoondalup Health Campus
0657961HMarie Stopes International – WestmeadWestmed Centre
0055340LMater Misericordiae Day Unit (Mackay)Mater Misericordiae Day Unit
0017000TMinchinbury Community Private HospitalMinchinbury Community Hospital
0055570YMount Olivet HospitalSt Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane
0055620FNew Farm Private HospitalNew Farm Clinic
0075130LNiola Private HospitalAbbotsford Private Hospital
0055930LNoosa Private HospitalNoosa Hospital
0016770BNorthside Clinic Private HospitalNorthside Clinic
0895561YOphthalmic Surgery CentreOphthalmic Surgery Centre (North Shore)
0036510LPeninsula Private Hospital (Frankston)Peninsula Private Hospital
0055790JPeninsula Private Hospital (Kippa-Ring)Peninsula Private Hospital
0017260WSouthern Respiratory & Sleep Disorders CentreSouthern Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Centre
0036810ASt John of God Health Care Nepean Rehabilitation HospitalSt John of God Nepean Rehabilitation Hospital
0035820HSt John of God Health Care (Warrnambool)St John of God Hospital (Warrnambool)
0035500ASt Vincent’s & Mercy Private Hospital, Mercy CampusMercy Private Hospital
0036340TSt Vincent’s HospitalSt Vincent’s Private Hospital
0017100KSt Vincent’s Private Hospital (Bathurst)Bathurst Private Hospital
0016260BSydney Adventist Private HospitalSydney Adventist Hospital
0027210KWestmead Rehabilitation CentreWestmead Rehabilitation Hospital

Deletions

The facility listed below has been removed from Schedule 5, following its merger with St John of God Hospital, Murdoch.
Provider NoNameSuburbState
0075570KSt John of God Murdoch Community HospiceMurdochWA
The Rules are available on the ComLaw website at:
http://www.legislation.gov.au/ComLaw/Legislation/LegislativeInstrument1.nsf/0/27DD4C1D5527FD46CA2577B2007BF0DB?OpenDocument.

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next Second Tier Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Friday 26 November 2010.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 November 2010.

Please note that applicants are required to submit nine stapled copies of their application to:

Second Tier Advisory Committee Secretariat
c/o Department of Health and Ageing
MDP 401
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Second Tier Default Benefit – Sample Application Guide 2010 located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website at: http://www.apha.org.au. Select Advocacy; Resources; Second Tier Default Benefits - Sample Application Guide 2010.

For further information please contact Ms Ann Mulholland on 02 6289 9833.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to PrivateHealth@health.gov.au
Internet: http://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-phicirculars2010-index1
Changing your e-mail address? No longer want circulars? Please notify Private Health Insurance Branch at PrivateHealth@health.gov.au


Top of Page