Budget at a glance 2009-2010

This section of the website gives access to the 2009-2010 Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health and Ageing for the financial year 2009-2010.

Page last updated: 12 May 2009

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Budget

Forward Estimates

Total

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

(5 yrs)

Health and Ageing Measures

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

Investing in the Health Workforce – Backing our Doctors, Nurses and Midwives

Prevocational training for doctors in general practice
-
8.9
10.4
10.5
11.4
41.2
Medicare Benefits Schedule - nurse practitioner workforce - expansion
-
11.5
13.2
17.4
17.6
59.7
Divisions of General Practice program - new funding formula
-
1.9
3.1
2.6
-
7.6
Nursing education and recruitment - further efficiency
-
-0.6
-0.6
-0.6
-0.6
-2.3
Practice incentive payments - quality and administrative improvements - further efficiency
-
2.1
0.6
-13.7
-14.8
-25.8
Support for Specialists to Re-Enter the Workforce - cessation
-
-0.6
-0.6
-0.7
-0.7
-2.6
General practice training - expanding the role of General Practice Education and Training Ltd
-
-0.2
-0.8
-0.8
-0.8
-2.6
General practice training - extension of time for rural placements
-
-
-0.2
-0.3
-0.3
-0.8
General practice training - consolidating regional training providers - further efficiency
-
-1.5
-3.0
-3.0
-3.0
-10.3
Workforce program - realising efficiency savings from consolidation
-
-0.4
-0.4
-0.4
-0.4
-1.5

Confronting the Rural Health Challenge

Rural Health Workforce Strategy
-
26.7
32.7
35.0
40.0
134.4
Mental health - continuation of existing services in rural and remote areas
-
2.7
1.5
1.2
1.3
6.7
Mental health - continuation of Mental Health Support for Drought-Affected Communities
program
-
5.2
-
-
-
5.2
Victorian bushfire response - Commonwealth assistance to health services
0.1
4.9
-
-
-
5.0
Rural Health Workforce - maintaining rural multidisciplinary training
-
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.8
10.9
Woomera Hospital - continued funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit in north-west Tasmania - redirection of funding
-
-1.2
-1.2
-1.2
-1.2
-4.8
e-Health - electronic clinical information and communication network for north-west Tasmania
-
0.3
0.7
0.2
-
1.2

Providing more Choice in Maternity Care – Access to Medicare and PBS for Midwives

Improving Maternity Services Package
-
14.2
25.4
30.5
50.4
120.5
-Expanding Medicare Support for advanced midwives
8.1
9.3
17.5
31.8
66.6
-Professional indemnity insurance for advanced midwives
4.7
8.1
4.4
7.9
25.2
-Expansion of the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program
-
2.2
3.6
5.5
11.3
-Workforce support
1.3
1.7
2.1
2.9
8.0
-Improved access to information and support
0.1
4.1
2.9
2.2
9.4

Modernising Medicare and Supporting Higher Quality Care

Medicare Benefits Schedule - a quality framework for reviewing services
-
3.3
6.0
-
-
9.3
Medicare Benefits Schedule - ensuring the appropriate use of clinical procedures and adjusting
to modern technologies
-
-24.7
-40.1
-42.9
-45.7
-153.4
Medicare Benefits Schedule - Better Access Initiative - improved targeting for the most in need
and better quality services
-
-7.4
-17.2
-6.1
9.1
-21.7
Medicare Benefits Schedule - Better Access Initiative - continuing professional development
-
0.2
0.6
-20.0
-2.2
-21.4
Australian Better Health Initiative - promoting healthy lifestyles - further efficiency
-
-
-12.4
-12.6
-12.9
-37.9
Australian Better Health Initiative - further efficiency
-
-
-26.2
-27.1
-27.6
-80.9
Australian Better Health Initiative - cease promotional activities for 45 Year Old Health Check
-
-0.9
-0.8
-0.9
-0.9
-3.5
Primary care - Sharing Health Care Initiative - further efficiency
-
-2.7
-0.7
-
-
-3.3
Medicare Benefits Schedule - new and revised listings
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.4
1.4
Hospital Accountability and Performance Program - continuation
-
-
-
-
-
-

A Sustainable Medicare Safety Net

Medicare Benefits Schedule - capping Extended Medicare Safety Net benefits for items
with excessive fees - obstetrics services
-
0.3
-48.7
-62.9
-82.3
-193.7
Medicare Benefits Schedule - capping Extended Medicare Safety Net benefits for items
with excessive fees
-
-19.1
-62.4
-79.2
-97.3
-257.9

Providing Better Access to Medicines

Epidermolysis bullosa - national dressing scheme
-
2.0
4.6
4.8
5.0
16.4
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - enhancements to the National Prescribing Service
-
-10.2
-13.2
-14.8
-17.5
-55.6
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - extending the therapeutic group premium policy
-
-12.7
-29.3
-30.4
-41.5
-113.8
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - extending the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme reference
pricing policy to all non-exempt pharmaceutical items
-
-9.0
-18.6
-17.0
-16.6
-61.2
Stoma Appliance Scheme - implementing a new program framework
-
-0.6
-4.0
-4.3
-4.3
-13.3
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - increased uptake of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme online
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - extension to the listing of Plavix® and Iscover® (clopidogrel)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Interim increase in the handling fee under the section 100
Remote Aboriginal Health Service Program
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - chemotherapy drugs - delayed implementation of more
efficient arrangements
-
5.9
-
-
-
5.9
National Return and Disposal of Unwanted Medicines program - additional funding
-
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
2.6
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - minor new listings
20.5
53.0
60.0
62.7
60.0
256.2

Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health

Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - Indigenous health and related services
-
14.5
57.5
59.1
-
131.1
Closing the Gap - improving eye and ear health services for Indigenous Australians
-
6.2
15.4
18.3
18.5
58.3
Torres Strait health protection strategy
-
4.7
4.8
2.1
2.2
13.8
Closing the Gap - Indigenous dental services in rural and regional areas
-
1.3
2.9
3.4
3.4
11.0
Closing the Gap - expanding link-up services for the Stolen Generations
-
2.3
5.5
6.1
-
13.8
Closing the Gap - quality assurance for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical
Services pathology program - enhancement
-
0.8
0.9
1.0
1.1
3.8
Reduction of the business management training initiative - further efficiency
-
-1.0
-1.2
-1.3
-1.3
-4.7
Shared Responsibility and Regional Partnership Agreements - further efficiency
-
-2.0
-2.3
-2.6
-3.1
-10.0
Indigenous access to health care services - further efficiency
-
-2.8
-2.7
-2.4
-2.4
-10.3

A World-Class Cancer Care System

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - listing of Avastin® (bevacizumab)
-
65.4
82.4
83.7
82.6
314.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - listing of Sutent® (sunitinib)
6.6
36.1
31.0
29.0
28.3
131.1
Breast cancer treatment - continuation of funding for the Herceptin ® program
-
-
-
-
-
-
World Class Cancer Care - Building Cancer Support Networks program - continued funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
World Class Cancer Care - Mentoring for Regional Hospitals and Cancer Professionals
program - continued funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cancer Australia - improved lung cancer data and treatment guidelines
-
0.9
2.4
1.7
1.7
6.8
World Class Cancer Care - cancer data to improve cancer survival
-
1.0
1.1
1.0
1.1
4.2
Health and Hospitals Fund - national cancer statement
40.0
42.0
415.0
336.0
342.0
1,175.0
Medicare Benefits Schedule - access to positron emission tomography services provided at
Westmead and Royal North Shore Hospitals and Austin Health Services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Radiation oncology - national radiotherapy single machine trial - discontinuation
-
-1.3
-1.3
-1.4
-1.4
-5.4

More Support for Bulk Billing Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Tests

Medicare Benefits Schedule - diagnostic imaging and pathology services - improving the
quality of services and addressing workforce shortages
-
5.6
8.2
-0.3
-10.0
3.5
Medicare Benefits Schedule - diagnostic imaging and pathology services - bulk-billing
incentives and rationalisation of patient episode initiation fees
-
33.2
47.1
50.8
54.3
185.3
Medicare Benefits Schedule - diagnostic imaging and pathology services - rebalancing of
pathology fees
-
-0.6
-0.9
-1.2
-1.5
-4.1
Medicare Benefits Schedule - diagnostic imaging and pathology services - changes to fees
for fully depreciated diagnostic imaging equipment
-
0.2
0.6
-64.7
-70.6
-134.5
Medicare Benefits Schedule - diagnostic imaging and pathology services - reviews of
pathology and diagnostic imaging items
-
2.4
3.6
-
-
6.0
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - transitional funding for Gippsland and South Eastern NSW
mobile unit
-
0.6
0.9
-
-
1.5
Medicare Benefits Schedule - reversal of proposal to fund magnetic resonance imaging
scans of the knee or brain - further efficiency
-
-4.0
-3.9
-3.8
-3.6
-15.3

Increasing Competition in Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging

Medicare Benefits Schedule - diagnostic imaging and pathology services - improving
competition
-
3.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
3.4

Rebalancing Support for Private Health Insurance

Private health insurance - fair and sustainable support for the future
1.0
124.6
-695.4
-650.2
-680.8
-1,901.8

Aged and Community Care Funding - Securing and Planning for The Challenges of Our Nation's Ageing Population

Secure and sustainable pension - residential aged care
0.1
4.7
8.5
8.5
3.4
25.3

Measures to Support Older Australians

Aged care viability supplements - increase
-
2.6
12.2
-
-
14.8
National Palliative Care Strategy - continuation of funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Continence Aids Payment Scheme - more choice for users
-
5.0
-7.1
-4.7
-3.9
-10.7
Assistive Technology in Community Care program - discontinuation
-
-6.6
-6.3
-6.4
-6.5
-25.8
Fairer income testing in residential aged care - ending the 28-day income test exemption
-
-4.5
-10.9
-11.8
-12.9
-40.0
Prudential regulation of aged care providers - not to proceed with cost recovery
-
2.1
2.2
2.1
2.2
8.6

Support for Australian Sport and Recreation

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority - continued funding for Australia's anti-doping
framework
-
5.4
5.2
5.2
5.3
21.1
European training base for Australian athletes - continuation
-
-
-
-
-
-
Sporting facilities in Mackay - contribution
-
1.3
-
-
-
1.3
Surf Life Saving Australia - contribution to upgrade information and technology systems
4.4
-
-
-
-
4.4

Nation Building

Health and Hospitals Fund - hospital infrastructure and other projects of national significance
100.0
383.7
273.5
307.2
287.0
1,351.4
Health and Hospitals Fund - translational research and workforce training
46.0
40.0
159.0
170.0
14.0
429.0

Other Measures

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - improving access to data and analysis
-
0.9
0.7
0.7
0.7
2.9
Australian Red Cross Society - additional funding
-
5.0
5.0
-
-
10.0
e-Health programs - further efficiency
-
-9.7
-12.1
-13.0
-
-34.8
Food Standards Australia New Zealand - funding for upgrading computer systems
-
1.5
1.4
-
-
2.9
Grants for physical activity projects in the community - discontinuation
-
-0.1
..
-1.6
-1.6
-3.3
Health and hospital reform - establishment of the National Institute of Virology
-
-
-
-
-
-
Hearing services – introduction of hearing threshold
-
0.6
-9.7
-12.0
-12.8
-33.9
Investment in Preventive Health (Environmental Health) program - further efficiency
-
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
-0.9
Leadership in mental health reform - continuation and further efficiency
-
-5.0
-5.0
-5.0
-5.0
-20.0
National Illicit Drug Strategy - a more strategic approach
-
-3.3
-5.7
-6.1
-9.6
-24.7
National Joint Replacement Registry - cost recovery
-
-1.0
-1.3
-1.3
-1.3
-5.0
National Serology Reference Laboratory - additional funding for regulatory operations
-
1.5
1.5
0.9
1.0
4.8
Priority Health and Medical Research program - further efficiency
-
-4.1
-4.3
-4.4
-4.5
-17.2
Private health insurance - transparent premium setting
-
-
-
-
-
-
Public Health Education and Research Program - discontinuation
-
-
-6.6
-11.3
-11.5
-29.5
Regulation of research involving human embryos and the prohibition of human cloning -
continuation of funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Review of the National Blood Arrangements
-
0.7
0.7
-
-
1.5
Support for diabetes - remove duplication in research effort
-
-7.7
-7.9
-8.0
-8.2
-31.9