PHI 20/10

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information regarding Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.2) – Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals

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16 April 2010

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.2) – Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals

Please note that thePrivate Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.2) (the Rules) have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and take effect on 16 April 2010 (FRLI No: F2010L00962). The changes to the Rules relate to Schedule 5 – Second Tier Default Benefits and are outlined below:

New Hospitals Added to Schedule 5

The following hospitals have been added to Schedule 5 of the Rules. These hospitals will be eligible for second tier benefits from 16 April 2010 until 30 June 2011.
Hospital NameSuburbState
Belmont Private HospitalCarinaQLD
Cairns Central Day HospitalCairnsQLD
Chermside Day HospitalChermsideQLD
Currumbin ClinicCurrumbinQLD
Dubbo Private HospitalDubboNSW
Essendon Day Procedure CentreMoonee PondsVIC
La Trobe Private HospitalBundooraVIC
Lingard Private HospitalMerewetherNSW
North West Private HospitalBurnieTAS
South Eastern Private HospitalNoble ParkVIC
Tennyson Centre Day HospitalKurralta ParkSA
The Valley Private HospitalMulgraveVIC
Toronto Private HospitalTorontoNSW
Eight other hospitals, which are already listed in Schedule 5 of the Rules, were confirmed by the Second Tier Advisory Committee as continuing to be eligible for second tier default benefits until 30 June 2011. These hospitals are:
Hospital NameSuburbState
Aesthetic Day SurgeryKogarahNSW
Hurstville PrivateHurstvilleNSW
Sight Foundation TheatreSydneyNSW
South Coast Digestive Diseases CentreBundallQLD
Sydney Retina Clinic & Day SurgerySydneyNSW
The CAPS ClinicDeakinACT
Townsville Day SurgeryTownsvilleQLD
Victoria Parade Surgery CentreMelbourneVIC

Hospital Name Changes on Schedule 5

Please note that the following hospital names have been changed on Schedule 5 to reflect their current State/Territory hospital licences:
Previous NameNew NameSuburbState
Hurstville Community Private HospitalHurstville PrivateHurstvilleNSW
Mater Private Centre for Haematology & OncologyHOCA @ MaterSouth BrisbaneQLD
North Brisbane Cancer CentreHOCA ChermsideChermsideQLD
HOCA Gold Coast Cancer CentreHOCA Gold CoastSouthportQLD
Griffiths Road Day SurgeryNewcastle Eye HospitalWarratahNSW
The provider numbers have not changed and there has been no loss in eligibility for second tier benefits for these hospitals.

Hospital Address Change on Schedule 5

Please note that the following hospital address has been changed on Schedule 5 to correct a typographical error:
NamePrevious AddressNew Address
South Coast Digestive Diseases Centre86 Ashmore Road, Cairns QLD 487086 Ashmore Road, Bundall QLD 4217


The facilities listed below have closed and have been removed from Schedule 5.
Hospital NameSuburbState
Canada Bay Private HospitalConcordNSW
Lismore Private HospitalLismoreNSW
The Rules are available on the ComLaw website.

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

As advised in Circular PHI 11/10 the next Second Tier Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Friday 28 May 2010. The closing date for applications is Friday 7 May 2010.

Please note that applicants are required to submit nine stapled copies of their application to:
Second Tier Advisory Committee Secretariat
c/- Department of Health and Ageing
MDP 401
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601.

Information which must be included in applications for Second Tier Default eligibility is outlined in the Second Tier Default Benefit – Sample Application Guide 2010 located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website. Select ‘Advocacy’; ‘Resources’; ‘Second Tier Default Benefits - Sample Application Guide 2010’.

For further information please contact Ann Mulholland on 02 6289 9833.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch

For more information visit 2010 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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