PHI 55/18 Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals

Page last updated: 20 September 2018

PHI 55/18 Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals (PDF 46 KB)

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2018 (No. 4) (Amendment Rules) updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.

12 additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list, this list can be viewed at Second Tier Advisory Committee - Additions. Two facilities have been removed from the STAC list due to facility closures and this list can be viewed at Second Tier Advisory Committee - Deletions.

The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislation and commence on 20 September 2018.

As advised in circular PHI 07/13, the Rules no longer contain a list of facilities eligible for second tier default benefits. Rather, the Rules reference a list of eligible facilities maintained by the STAC.

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 9 November 2018. The closing date for applications to be received by the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) is Friday 19 October 2018.

Hospitals wishing to apply for continued eligibility are required to submit an application to the STAC through the Second Tier Default Application Submission Portal (www.stacapplications.org.au).

Detailed application guidance which must be included in the application is outlined on the APHA’s website (www.apha.org.au/resource/2nd-tier-default-benefit-eligibility).

For any enquiries regarding the STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities, or for any further information, please email info@apha.org.au.
Second Tier Advisory Committee - Additions (PDF 136 KB)
Second Tier Advisory Committee - Additions (Excel 11 KB)

Second Tier Advisory Committee-Approved list of second tier facilities (PDF 724 KB)
Second Tier Advisory Committee-Approved list of second tier facilities (Excel 41 KB)

Second Tier Advisory Committee - Deletions (PDF 123 KB)
Second Tier Advisory Committee - Deletions (Excel 10 KB)