PHI 72/13

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about an Amendment to the Private Health Insurance Rules 2013

Page last updated: 01 November 2013

Printable version of 72/13 (PDF 156 KB)

1 November 2013

Amendment to the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules 2013 (No.1)


The purpose of this Circular is to inform stakeholders that PHI (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 4) (the Amendment Rules) will commence on 8 November 2013.

The amended rules are available on the Department’s website.

The Amendment Rules amend PHI (Prostheses) Rules 2013 (No.1) by:
  • correct errors in the product details for billing code WC312;
  • correct the amount of minimum benefit payable by insurers for billing codes BS082, MH014, MH015, BS171, OL009, WC213, OL010, ST884, BR005, BR006, SHV01, SHV02 and SHV03;
  • delete billing codes BI286, BI287 and BI264, at the request of the product sponsor;
  • reinsert billing codes BH286, BH287 and BH264 following their inadvertent deletion from the Principal Rules;
  • move billing code HW517 to its correct product group;
  • add billing code OH467 as the application was granted; and
  • add billing codes, SYN01, SYN02, SYN03, SYN04, SYN05, SYN06 and SYN07 that were incorrectly omitted from the Principal Rules.
The Schedule to the Amendment Rules, providing details of the amendments is at Attachment A.

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