Private health insurance circulars

The Private Health Insurance Branch of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing produced Health Benefit Fund (HBF) and Private Hospital (PH) and more recently the new system, Private Health Insurance (PHI) circulars on topics of interest to the health industry.

Page last updated: 25 February 2009

These circulars are distributed to all Australian registered health insurance funds, Australian licensed private hospitals and day hospital facilities, Australian state and territory health authorities, other Australian health organisations and health service providers. The circulars contain important information related to Australian Commonwealth Government legislation which governs the operation of private health insurance and the licensing of new private hospitals and day hospital facilities in Australia.

Please note that for legal purposes, the circulars (apart from the schedule of surgically implanted prostheses) can only be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Alternatively, you may choose to receive the circulars direct by email, and should receive new circulars within 24 hours of publication (dependant on normal internet delays.) To subscribe to the circulars, email your subscription details to the Private Health Insurance Branch. Please include: nature of business, company name, contact name, position, postal address, phone, fax and email address.