PHI 55/13

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

Page last updated: 16 August 2013

Printable version of PHI 55/13 (PDF 130 KB)

16 August 2013

August 2013 Prostheses List

Purpose

The purpose of this Circular is to inform the health industry that:
  • the delegate of the Minister for Health and Ageing has made rules giving effect to a new version of the Prostheses List (August 2013); and
  • the Prostheses List will be published 16 August 2013 and is effective 31 August 2013. It is anticipated that the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules 2013 (No. 1) ('the Rules') will be available on the Department's website on 16 August 2013. Please note that the Rules are being registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) with a commencement date of 31 August 2013.

    Variations from the previous Prostheses List – Part A (Prostheses)

    The August 2013 Prostheses List (Part A) contains the following changes:
  • 513 new billing codes (264 for new products, 62 resulting from expansions, 112 resulting from transfers, 62 resulting from compressions and 13 resulting from duplications).
  • 670 billing codes have had amendments to one or more of the following: benefit/s, product information text, product groups/subgroups.
  • 679 billing codes were deleted

Variations from the previous Prostheses List – Part B (Human Tissue)

The August 2013 Prostheses List (Part B) did not have any changes.

Variations from the previous Prostheses List – Part C (Other Prostheses)

The August 2013 Prostheses List (Part C) did not have any changes.

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