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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Forecast 2 for the 2021 rebate from side agreements

13 December 2021 - In a new report to the government, TLV forecasts that the pharmaceutical companies will pay approximately ...

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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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Updated 2021 – 22 cost recovery implementation statement

30 November 2021 - The 2021-22 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and National Immunisation Plan Cost Recovery Implementation Statement has been updated ...

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Medicare premiums to jump in part due to pricey Alzheimer's drug

12 November 2021 - Seniors on Medicare will have to pay more than $20 more per month extra in premiums ...

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Average family premiums for employer-based health insurance have jumped 47% in the last decade, outpacing wage growth and inflation

11 November 2021 - You’re not imagining the growing pinch to your budget from the cost of your workplace health ...

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Belgium may remove step between paying doctors and reimbursement

8 October 2021 - Doctors and dentists could soon choose to only charge patients for co-payments – the non-refundable part ...

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Medical device reforms to lower health fund premiums

2 October 2021 - Health fund premium rises will be 20% lower next year, and the reason for the savings ...

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Don’t want a vaccine? Be prepared to pay more for insurance.

2 August 2021 - America’s Covid-19 vaccination rate is at around 60 percent, for ages twelve and up.  ...

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Hospital costs, not drug prices, are the real US health care scandal

27 July 2021 - Medical monopolies have allowed inflation to get out of hand, but American politicians are not paying attention. ...

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PrEP, the HIV prevention pill, must now be totally free under almost all insurance plans

21 July 2021 - Insurers have been advised that they shouldn’t be charging for Truvada and Descovy as HIV prevention and ...

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The growing problem of out of pocket costs and affordability in employer sponsored insurance

9 July 2021 - While policy makers and health leaders have appropriately focused on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, underlying racial and ...

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Hospitals often charge uninsured people the highest prices, new data show

6 July 2021 - Cash payers are often charged more than insurance companies for the same service by the same hospital, ...

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Overcharging doctors exposed under Medical Cost Finder revamp

28 June 2021 - A new government website will expose Australian doctors who are overcharging their patients and reveal the stingiest ...

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