Health funds reject claims hospitals hit by prostheses reforms

The Australian

9 September 2021 - Health insurers say private hospital operators will not be left out of pocket, rejecting claims they face a $250 million funding hole, under proposed changes to the costs of replacement hips, knees and other artificial body parts.

Private Healthcare Australia, the industry group for health insurers, says proposed changes aimed at slashing the costs of prostheses by up to 60 per cent aimed to rein-in high prices from medical device companies, not hospitals.

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