Proposal leaves surgeons bound by private health

23 February 2021 - Australians paying thousands of dollars a year in health insurance could have their access to life-changing ...

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Medtech firms, health funds clash over pricing shake-up

11 February 2021 - Medtech firms warn Australian patients may miss out on new innovations due to an overhaul of ...

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PASC to consider methods for the detection of beta amyloid pathology in patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease to determine eligibility for aducanumab

4 November 2020 - The application from Biogen has requested consideration of two alternative methods for the detection of the presence ...

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PASC to consider comprehensive genomic profiling of non-small cell lung cancer tumour tissue specimens using next generation sequencing assays

4 November 2020 - First consideration of next generation sequencing. ...

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MSAC publishes agenda for upcoming meeting

30 October 2020 - 16 agenda items for 26-27 November 2020 meeting. ...

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New treatment available free for haemophilia A patients

26 September 2020 - All Australian governments have agreed to fund a new treatment for haemophilia patients, through our national blood ...

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Consultation on the Medical Services Advisory Committee revised draft guidelines

31 August 2020 - The Department of Health is interested in obtaining views and feedback from the general public and ...

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MSAC Guidelines review

17 August 2020 - The Department of Health has commenced a review of the MSAC technical guidelines to ensure assessment ...

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Health insurers call for prostheses tender

2 March 2020 - Health insurers are calling for the Morrison government to step away from pricing replacement hips, knees ...

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Medical device price savings for millions of Australians from today

1 February 2020 - The price of thousands of medical technologies treating heart and lung disease, diabetes, bone cancer, eye ...

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Expanded access to cutting edge CAR T-cell therapy

28 January 2020 - The Australian Government is expanding access to a cutting edge and potentially curative cancer therapy for patients ...

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'Cutting edge' $500,000 treatment for aggressive blood cancers

28 January 2020 - Australians battling highly aggressive blood cancers could start a groundbreaking treatment within weeks, after the federal ...

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Medical devices pushing private health expenses

19 November 2019 - Reforms to the cost of medical devices have failed to deliver a promised $250m in savings ...

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Life saving therapy denied to dying cop

20 November 2019 - Doctors at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are refusing to treat a terminally ill cancer ­patient ...

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Health funds pressure Canberra over $700 million medical devices 'failure'

14 November 2019 - Australia's health insurers are putting pressure on the federal government to overhaul how much they pay ...

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