Consultation paper on proposal to introduce a cost recovered pathway for Medical Services Advisory Committee applications

 4 January 2022 - The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to a proposal to introduce a cost recovered ...

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Private health pushes back on rates rise queries from Greg Hunt

14 December 2021 - Private health insurers are pushing back at Morrison government calls to reconsider a rise in their ...

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Permanent telehealth to strengthen universal Medicare

13 December 2021 - The Australian Government is investing $308.6 million to strengthen Australia’s primary care health system, building on our ...

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Health Minister Greg Hunt tells health funds to reduce price rises

11 December 2021 - Health funds have been told to reduce the increase on premiums next year, after Health Minister Greg ...

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HCF calls for independent regulator of medical devices

6 December 2021 - Health insurer HCF has raised concerns that some doctors may be deciding what device to implant­ ...

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Health funds not meeting expectations

25 November 2021 - Quarterly private health insurance data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority reveal that health funds have ...

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MTAA welcomes new frontiers report

25 November 2021 - The Medical Technology Association of Australia wishes to thank Trent Zimmerman MP and Dr Mike Freelander MP ...

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MSAC publishes agenda for upcoming meeting

24 November 2021 - 10 agenda items for consideration at the 31 March - 1 April 2022 meeting. ...

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COVID windfall continues for corporate insurers

24 November 2021 - Corporate insurers collected a staggering $1.8 billion in profits over the past year by collecting more in ...

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When insurers choose, patients lose - campaign launched to protect patient choice

15 November 2021 - A new public health campaign to protect Australians’ access to life-saving therapies and medical technologies has ...

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Additional support for Australians with rare skin conditions

12 November 2021 - The Australian Government is providing additional support, reducing the out of pocket costs for hundreds of Australians ...

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Cashed up insurers should hand back profits

5 November 2021 - The latest data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority highlights the need for insurance companies to ...

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Medicare to fund allied health case conferencing

1 November 2021 - New Medicare items will encourage eligible health providers to work together more closely to support the health ...

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New help for Australians on the IVF journey

24 October 2021 - From 1 November 2021, people will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for five new Medicare ...

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Taking the pressure off high blood pressure

23 October 2021 - The Australian Government is investing $40.5 million for a new Medicare Benefits Schedule item to improve the ...

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