PHI 29/17 August 2017 Prostheses List

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Critical dates for August 2017 Prostheses List

This circular provides information for stakeholders about planned critical dates for making and publishing the August 2017 Prostheses List.

These dates are correct at the time of publishing this circular, but may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

28 July 2017 closing date for:
ARTG/MBS numbers

28 August 2017
Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules No 2 (2017) – rules published

25 September 2017
Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules No 2 (2017) – rules commence

The Prostheses secretariat plans to send an initial draft August 2017 Prostheses List to sponsors and suppliers in early July. This will allow time for sponsors to identify any issues early by checking the details of listings and advising the secretariat about any necessary corrections.

Please note this initial draft will not include any items scheduled for consideration by PLAC at its meeting at the beginning of August.

The final draft, which will include items considered at the August PLAC meeting, will be sent out after the 28 July 2017 closing date.  This will be the final opportunity to check the details of listings and advise of any necessary corrections.

1 November 2017 (applications granted an MBS item)
Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2017 (No.4) commence

This amendment if required will commence on 1 November 2017. This ensures there will be alignment between changes to MBS items and the devices on the Prostheses List.