PHI 41/15

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

Page last updated: 29 June 2015

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29 June 2015

Amendment to February 2015 Prostheses List

The delegate of the Minister for Health has made the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2015 No. 2 (the Amendment Rules) to add a new prosthesis to the February Prostheses List.

This new prosthesis would have been listed on the February 2015 Prostheses List but for undue delays in processing the application.

It is expected that the Amendment Rules will be published on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) on or about 3 July 2015, and will be effective on 10 July 2015.

Details of the new prosthesis are as follows:
Billing Code:


Covidien Pty Ltd

Product Name

Endo GIA Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology


The Endo GIA Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology is an endoscopic stapler reload pre-attached with a non-woven absorbable polyglycolic acid staple line reinforcement mesh. This reinforced reload places a triple-staggered row of titanium staples and two layers of absorbable reinforcement material on either side of the cut line.


03 - General Miscellaneous

03.08 – Closure Devices

03.08.04 – Staples & Tackers – Staples, Reinforcer

Suffix - Integrated

Group Benefit

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