Health insurance rebate still a pain in the budget

18 July 2019 - The private health insurance sector wants increased rebates to stop the recent decline in membership.  ...

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Private health insurance worthy of support

17 July 2019 - While there are many who have strong ideological objections to the use of taxpayers' money to ...

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Irish cystic fibrosis family face €12,400 bill after deportation victory in Australia

15 July 2019 - An Irish family threatened with deportation from Australia because their son has cystic fibrosis have been ...

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AstraZeneca Biopharma President talks drug rebates, pricing

11 July 2019 - Is pharma feeling the pressure now that PBM stocks are released from regulatory risk? ...

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Changes to wholesale mark-up arrangements for PBS Section 85 medicines dispensed in public and private hospitals to come into effect on 1 October 2019

2 July 2019 - The National Health Amendment (Budget Measure) Determination 2019 and the National Health (Commonwealth Price – Pharmaceutical Benefits ...

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Schedule of fees and charges

2 July 2019 - 2019-20 fees and charges schedule applies to applications submitted to the TGA on or after 1 July ...

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1 July Medicare rebate increases

1 July 2019 - The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners service items ...

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Publication of Stage 1 PBS process improvements – cost recovery administrative guidelines and forms

24 June 2019 - The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working since late 2017 to deliver on ...

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Cost recovery implementation statement

21 June 2019 - The cost recovery implementation statement outlines the TGA's regulatory costs and provides detailed information on TGA's ...

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German patients get the latest drugs for just $11. Can such a model work in the U.S.?

19 June 2019 - Patients who come to the Havelhöhe cancer clinic in the leafy outskirts of Germany’s capital are ...

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Why the Coalition must adopt Labor’s cancer plans

19 June 2019 - As cancer doctors, we know the hardest words we can say to our patients are “you ...

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Surgery is a very costly business

19 June 2019 - Recent criticism levelled at brain surgeon Charlie Teo about his fees for an operation has generated ...

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Capping seniors' out-of-pocket prescription drug costs could increase Medicare prices -- and premiums

11 June 2019 - Medicare’s prescription drug benefit is known as the one federal entitlement program that routinely comes in ...

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Celebrity brain surgeon faces threat of disciplinary action

12 June 2019 - Brain surgeon Charlie Teo’s dramatic claim he may be forced out of medicine comes as he ...

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Specialists must also think of patients' financial health

12 June 2019 - When confronted with a post of someone crowd-funding a life saving operation for a sick child ...

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