PHI 37/16

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PHI 37/16
11 May 2016
Private Health Insurance (Data Provision) Rules 2016 & Private Health Insurance (Health Insurance Business) Rules 2016



Purpose

This Circular is to inform stakeholders of the revoke and remake of the Private Health Insurance (Data Provision) Rules 2013 and the Private Health Insurance (Health Insurance Business) Rules 2013.

The remade Rules are:
  • the Private Health Insurance (Data Provision) Rules 2016, which were registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 8 April 2016 and commence on 1 July 2016 (F2016L00497); and,
  • the Private Health Insurance (Health Insurance Business) Rules 2016, which were registered on Federal Register of Legislation on 11 April 2016 and commence on 1 July 2016 (F2016L00503).

Changes to the Private Health Insurance (Data Provision) Rules:

The remade Rules replace the previous 2015 Private Health Insurance (Data Provision) Rule documents with revised versions, which were approved by the Assistant Secretary, Health System Financing Branch of the Department, on 31 March 2016.

Changes to the Private Health Insurance (Health Insurance Business) Rules:

The remade Rules replace the previous 2015 Private Health Insurance (Health Insurance Business) Rules documents with revised versions, which were approved by the Assistant Secretary, Health System Financing Branch of the Department, on 31 March 2016.

The Private Health Insurance (Data Provision) 2016 and Private Health Insurance (Health Insurance Business) Rules 2016 can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation att: https://www.legislation.gov.au/

There are a number of changes to the data specifications but they are minor. The specifications can be found on the Department’s website by using the links below:

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-casemix-data-collections-about-HCP

and

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-casemix-data-collections-about-PHDB