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Annual Report - Achievements & Challenges
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Major Achievements

  • Developed and commenced implementation of a comprehensive range of reforms to private health insurance, with a focus on improving competition, providing value to consumers, and ensuring the sustainability of the private health sector.
  • Implemented new arrangements for the listing and benefit setting for prostheses following close consultation with industry, in order to contain the rate of growth in prostheses benefits to health funds.
  • Reviewed the impact of the Higher Rebates for Older Australians to determine the impact on retention rates of people with private health insurance aged 65 years and older.

Challenges

  • Consumer concerns regarding informed financial consent and out-of-pocket medical expenses.

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