Medicare rebate changes for surgeries kick in next month, but doctors say more time is needed

7 June 2021 - One of the biggest overhauls of the Medicare rebate system in decades is set to kick ...

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Patients set to pay thousands more as rebates cut in raft of radical Medicare changes

6 June 2021 - A chaotic attempt to modernise the 38 year old Medicare system could see patients hit with higher ...

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Health insurers ‘sit on pot of gold’, say private hospitals

21 May 2021 - Private hospitals say health insurers must promise to reduce premium hikes or pay cash back to ...

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MSAC publishes agenda for upcoming ESC meeting

14 May 2021 - The MSAC Secretariat has published a list of the applications scheduled to be considered at the ...

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NICE launches ambitious strategy to provide quicker access to new treatments and innovations

19 April 2021 - NICE will transform key elements of its approach to ensure efficiency and speed while maintaining robust, trusted ...

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Medicare Benefits Schedule Electrocardiogram Review Committee – appointment of Committee Members

15 April 2021 - The Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Committee was established in March 2021 to review electrocardiogram items introduced on ...

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NICE methods and process review aims to create fertile ground for innovation

29 March 2021 - The way NICE reviews new medicines is about to go through its biggest change in years – ...

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New procedures for CADTH drug reimbursement reviews

30 September 2020 - CADTH initiated stakeholder consultations in June 2020 on proposals to align the procedure for its drug ...

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ICER releases draft evidence report on supervised injection facilities

24 September 2020 - Public comment period now open until 22 October 2020; requests to make oral comment during public ...

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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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Mallinckrodt and Terumo BCT announce positive recommendations for public funding of Uvadex (methoxsalen) for ECP administration with the Therakos CE

13 July 2020 - In a rare dual-review process, two independent advisory committees to the Australian Minister for Health recommend reimbursement ...

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Proposal to modify PHARMAC’s approach to competitive procurement

10 July 2020 - PHARMAC is proposing to standardise the way that it contracts for pharmaceuticals as a result of ...

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Consultation on CADTH’s drug reimbursement review procedures

25 June 2020 - CADTH is inviting stakeholder feedback on a revised procedure for its drug reimbursement review processes (i.e., pan-Canadian ...

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ICER posts draft scoping document for the assessment of supervised injection facilities

19 May 2020 - Document open to public comment until 9 June 2020. ...

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