PHI 33/13

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about the August 2013 Prostheses List

Page last updated: 12 June 2013

Printable version of 33/13 (PDF 69 KB)

12 June 2013

Key Dates for the August 2013 Prostheses List

Purpose

To advise stakeholders of the key dates for the production of the August 2013 Prostheses List. Also included are the proposed meeting and cut off dates for the Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) meetings for the February 2014 Prostheses List.
Final PLAC Meeting for August List27 June 2013
Draft August List sent to sponsors10 July 2013
ARTG cut off date25 July 2013
Draft August List due back from sponsors25 July 2013
August Prostheses List published16 August 2013
August Prostheses List effective31 August 2013

Panel of Clinical Experts (PoCE) applications

Ear, Nose & Throat
General Miscellaneous
Neurosurgical
Plastic & Reconstructive

Complete and valid applications to list new products and to amend current billing codes for assessment by the PoCE should be received at least eight weeks prior to a PLAC meeting.
This is to ensure the applications have the best possible chance of being assessed by the PoCE and the assessment then referred to the PLAC.

The PLAC dates for 2013 are:

Thursday – 27 June
Wednesday – 7 August
Thursday – 12 September
Wednesday – 9 October
Thursday – 7 November
Wednesday – 11 December

Please note:

  • Applications to list new products and to amend listing details can be submitted at any time. It is recommended that you submit your application as soon as it is completed rather than waiting for a ‘cut-off’ date.
  • The meeting dates above are correct at the time of circulation of this circular.
  • Meeting dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the CAG secretariats. If a meeting date changes, particularly if it is brought forward, the CAG secretariat will email sponsors to inform them about revised cut-off dates for applications.
  • The ‘cut-off’ dates for CAG applications allow time for them to be registered, entered into the database, sent out for clinician assessment, assessments recorded and included in the meeting agenda papers.
  • While every effort will be made to process applications submitted for listing on the February 2014 Prostheses List, there may be circumstances where this cannot happen (eg further information required, ARTG inclusion not finalised, etc).
  • If a sponsor has any queries about completing or submitting an application to list a new product or to change an existing billing code, the Prostheses secretariat or the CAG/PoCE secretariats are happy to assist. Please call the Prostheses hotline on (02) 62899463 or email the Prostheses Inbox.

CAG Meetings

February 2014 Prostheses List

Clinical Advisory Groups
1st meeting date
Cut off for 1st meeting
2nd meeting date
Cut off for 2nd meeting
Spinal
6 September 2013
19 July 2013
8 November 2013
20 September 2013
Knee
7 September 2013
19 July 2013
2 November 2013
13 September 2013
Ophthalmic
9 September 2013
22 July 2013
11 November 2013
23 September 2013
Urogenital
13 September 2013
26 July 2013
8 November 2013
20 September 2013
Cardiac
14 September 2013
26 July 2013
26 October 2013
6 September 2013
Hip
20 September 2013
2 August 2013
15 November 2013
27 September 2013
Cardiothoracic
20 September 2013
2 August 2013
15 November 2013
27 September 2013
Vascular
23 September 2013
5 August 2013
4 November 2013
16 September 2013
Specialist Orthopaedic
27 September 2013
9 August 2013
8 November 2013
20 September 2013
The meeting dates are correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, depending on the availability of members.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch.

For more information visit 2013 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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