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Annual Report - Major Achievements
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Major Achievements

  • Implemented increases to the Private Health Insurance Rebate for people aged 65 and over.
  • Continued implementation of new prostheses arrangements including activities to assist the passage of legislation to support the new arrangements.
  • Completion of the Informed Financial Consent consumer survey. The survey measured the extent to which health fund members were receiving informed financial consent.
  • Enabled health funds to pay benefits for hospital accommodation and nursing care associated with surgical procedures performed by accredited podiatrists.
  • Implemented regime for monitoring the performance of health funds against performance indicators following the commencement of reforms included in the Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Act 2004.

Produced by the Portfolio Strategies Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
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