Health 2015-16 Budget at a Glance

This section of the website gives access to the 2015-2016 Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health for the financial year 2015-2016

Page last updated: 13 May 2015

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2015-16 Budget at a Glance
Health Measures 2014-15
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2015-16
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2016-17
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2017-18
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2018-19
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Accelerating Growth in Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation - 7.8 2.4 - - 10.2
Better Targeted Rural Financial Incentives for Doctors - - - - -
Bone Marrow Transplant and International Searches Programmes - consolidation - - - - - -
Ceasing the Alternative Arrangement Transfer to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - removal of anomaly - - - - - 0.1
Child Dental Benefits Schedule - consistent indexation - -14.9 -25.3 -37.6 -47.7 -125.6
Developing Northern Australia - positioning the north as a leader in tropical health - 2.3 4.4 4.9 3.8 15.4
Improving Immunisation Coverage Rates - 8.4 6.4 6.0 5.6 26.4
Junior Medical Officer Programme - interagency transfer from the Department of Veterans' Affairs  - - - - - -
Medicare Benefits Schedule - changes to GP rebates - reversal 181.1 645.7 691.6 718.3 754.1 2,990.8
Medicare Benefits Schedule - health assessment items - modification - -19.9 -36.3 -41.4 -46.9 -144.6
Medicare Benefits Schedule - new and amended listings - 8.8 11.8 10.3 8.8 39.8
Medicare Benefits Schedule - review and reform - 17.0 17.3 - - 34.3
MyHealth Record - a new direction for electronic health records in Australia - 162.9 169.4 147.4 5.3 485.0
National Cervical Screening Programme - reform - 2.2 1.7 -1.7 -2.2 -
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre - continuation - - - - - -
National Drugs Campaign - renewal - 10.0 10.0 - - 20.0
National Immunisation Programme - new and amended listings 0.1 10.9 54.5 51.6 44.8 161.8
National Joint Replacement Register Levy - amendments* - - - - - -
National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Services - one year funding - - - - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - increase in the safety net thresholds on
1 January 2019
- - - - -5.1 -5.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - new and amended listings 6.7 388.2 391.4 401.1 387.5 1,574.9
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - price changes -13.7 -55.2 -55.6 -60.8 -66.9 -252.2
Practice Incentives Programme After Hours Payment 1.5 -1.5 - - - -
Rationalising and streamlining Health programmes -12.0 -121.5 -215.7 -276.3 -337.2 -962.8
Reducing the Burden of the Industrial Chemicals Regulatory Framework to Industry# - 3.5 3.5 -1.4 -1.4 4.2
Smaller Government - Health Portfolio  -3.2 -14.8 -29.3 -32.8 -33.0 -113.1
Stoma Appliance Scheme - new and amended listings - -1.6 -1.8 -2.0 -2.2 -7.6
Streamlining Health Workforce Scholarships - -14.2 -17.6 -19.0 -21.7 -72.5
Supply and Replenishment of the National Medical Stockpile - 8.0 26.2 - - 34.2
Supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service - 9.9 10.1 - - 20.0
Tobacco Plain Packaging Litigation - nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
Wimmera Health Care Group - Oncology, Dialysis and Community Palliative Care Centre 1.0 - - - - 1.0
Other Portfolio Measures - Health impacts 2014-15
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2015-16
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2016-17
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2017-18
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2018-19
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Total
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Administered Programme Indexation Pause - two year extension - - - - -4.7 -4.7
Cessation of the Large Family Supplement of Family Tax Benefit Part A - - - 0.1 0.1 0.2
Norfolk Island Reform - - 3.0 3.2 3.3 9.6
Social Security Assets Test - rebalance asset test thresholds and taper rate - - - - - -
Strengthening the Integrity of Welfare Payments - - - -0.8 -0.3 -1.1

* This is a cost recovered measure
# Cost neutral over 7 years
Note - the My Health Record is recorded as the cost and is not adjusted to reflect the provision made in 2014-15 Budget

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