Health 2016-17 Budget at a Glance

This section of the website gives access to the Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health for the financial year 2016-2017

Page last updated: 03 May 2016

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2016-17 Budget at a Glance
Health Measures 2015-16
$m
2016-17
$m
2017-18
$m
2018-19
$m
2019-20
$m
Total
$m
Primary Care
Healthier Medicare - trial of health care homes 0.4 9.3 0.3 11.2 - 21.3
Medicare Benefits Schedule - support for rural and remote registrars - - - - - -
Rural General Practice Grants Program -2.6 -5.2 7.8 - - -
Perinatal Depression Online Support - - - - - -
Quality Improvement in General Practice - simplification of the Practice Incentives Program -0.2 -0.6 -29.0 4.0 4.6 -21.2
sub-total -2.4 3.5 -20.9 15.2 4.6 0.0
Hospitals
Public Hospitals - new funding arrangements - - 477.3 936.7 1,445.8 2,859.8
sub-total - - 477.3 936.7 1,445.8 2,859.8
Medicare Benefits Schedule
Medicare Benefits Schedule - listing of photography with non-mydriatic retinal cameras - 3.0 7.7 11.0 12.1 33.8
Medicare Benefits Schedule - Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the breast - 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 3.0
Medicare Benefits Schedule - new and amended listings - -8.9 -13.4 -14.0 -15.1 -51.4
Healthier Medicare - removing obsolete services from the Medicare Benefits Schedule - -1.1 -1.2 -1.3 -1.5 -5.1
Healthier Medicare - enhanced Medicare compliance program - -1.0 -16.5 -21.7 -26.9 -66.2
Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Data - efficiencies 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Medicare Benefits Schedule - pause indexation - - - -301.5 -623.8 -925.3
sub-total 0.0 -7.5 -22.7 -326.8 -654.5 -1,011.5
Private Health Insurance
Private Health Insurance and Prostheses Committees -  1.4 0.7 0.1 - 2.2
Pausing Indexation of the Medicare Levy Surcharge and Private Health Insurance Rebate Thresholds - extension - - - - - -
sub-total - 1.4 0.7 0.1 - 2.2
Dental
Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme  4.1 -60.6 -50.5 -32.7 122.4 -17.4
sub-total 4.1 -60.6 -50.5 -32.7 122.4 -17.4
Aged Care
My Aged Care - consumer access - 29.6 30.9 35.5 40.5 136.6
Aged Care Provider Funding - improving the targeting of the viability supplement for regional aged care facilities 0.0 15.0 27.6 28.9 30.7 102.3
Aged Care - extending funding for unannounced compliance site visits to aged care providers - 10.1 - - - 10.1
Aged Care Provider Funding - further revision of the Aged Care Funding Instrument 0.2 -119.0 -229.6 -339.5 -463.8 -1,151.7
Home and Community Care Services in Western Australia - continuation - - - - - -
sub-total 0.2 -64.2 -171.0 -275.1 -392.5 -902.7
Regulation and Safety
Operational Costs for Cardiac and Breast Device Registries - 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2
Improving the Regulation of Therapeutic Goods in Australia - 13.5 6.6 0.3 - 20.4
sub-total - 15.7 6.6 0.3 0.0 22.6
Pharmacy and PBS
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - new and amended listings^ 3.4 6.5 11.6 16.0 20.0 57.6
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - continued funding for legal action* nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - supply of medicines following damage to pharmacy premises - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.9
Stoma Appliance Scheme - new and amended listings - 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
Extend the Alternative Arrangement Transfer to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme -0.0 - - - - -0.0
National Immunisation Program - new and amended listings - - - - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - price amendments 0.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 6.2
sub-total 3.7 8.1 13.3 17.8 21.9 64.8
Public Health
National Cancer Screening Register - - 8.4 9.6 11.9 29.9
Regulation of Medicinal Cannabis - charging arrangements - - - - - -
Taking More Action to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 10.5
Protecting Australians from Antimicrobial Resistance - 2.8 2.2 2.2 2.2 9.4
Tobacco Plain Packaging Litigation* nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
Health Star Rating System - continuation - 1.8 1.9 1.6 - 5.3
Hepatitis C Settlement Fund - continuation - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6
National Partnership Agreement on Rheumatic Fever Strategy - extension - - - - - -
Vaccine Preventable Diseases Surveillance Program - - - - - -
National Partnership Agreement on Specified Projects - Addressing Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections - - - - - -
OzFoodNet Program - continuation - - - - - -
Organ and Tissue Donation Review - implementation of recommendations - - - - - -
National Partnership Agreement - Management of Torres Strait-Papua New Guinea Cross-Border Health Issues - extension - - - - - -
Mosquito Control and Cross Border Liaison in the Torres Strait Protected Zone - continuation - - - - - -
National Coronial Information System - continuation - - - - - -
sub-total - 7.4 15.2 16.2 16.9 55.7
Sport
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - pre-event anti-doping program - 0.4 1.1 0.0 - 1.5
sub-total - 0.4 1.1 0.0 - 1.5
Across Programs
Health Flexible Funds - pausing indexation and achieving efficiencies - - -31.9 -57.8 -92.4 -182.2
sub-total - - -31.9 -57.8 -92.4 -182.2

2016-17 Budget at a Glance
Other Portfolio Measures - Health impacts 2015-16
$m
2016-17
$m
2017-18
$m
2018-19
$m
2019-20
$m
Total
$m
A Streamlined Pathway to Permanent Residence for New Zealand Citizens - - 0.2 0.4 0.6 1.1
International Trade Agreements - government procurement reforms - 0.6 - - - 0.6
Mental Health Treatment for Current and Former Members of the Australian Defence Force - improved access - -1.2 -1.8 -2.4 -3.1 -8.5
National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund -416.2 -3.3 -3.2 218.7 375.4 171.4
Simplifying Student Payments - - - 0.3 0.5 0.8
sub-total -416.2 -3.9 -4.8 216.9 373.4 165.5

* nfp = not for publication
^ includes Life Saving Drugs Program - new and amended listings measure