2010 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars

Private Health Insurance Circulars Issued since 1 January 2010

Page last updated: 24 October 2012

December

22nd - PHI 92/10 - Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting
22nd - PHI 91/10 - Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (NO. 8) and Proposal to Reintroduce Requirement for Insurers to pay Hospitals within 60 Days
20th- PHI 90/10 - Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia: Further Update on Implementation of Recommendations 12B-E
20th - PHI 89/10 - Private Health Insurance (Complaints Levy) Amendment Rules 2010 and payment of the 2010 Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy
13th - PHI 88/10 - Hospital Information
8th - PHI 87/10 - Hospital Information
3rd - PHI 86/10 - Hospital Information

November

29th - PHI 85/10 - Private Health Insurance Administration Council Members Appointed
25th - PHI 84/10 - Victorian Hospital in the Home Review 2009
23rd - PHI 83/10 - Hospital Information
19th - PHI 82/10 - Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia: Update on Implementation of Recommendation 12B-E
18th - PHI 81/10 - Hospital Information
18th - PHI 80/10 - National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Round 14 (2009-10) for Private and Sameday Hospital Facilities
17th - PHI 79/10 - Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (NO. 7A) and Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2010 (NO. 5)
16th - PHI 78/10 - Hospital Information
16th - PHI 77/10 - Implementation of Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) 10 Year Provision
15th - PHI 76/10 - Release of the National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Round 13 (2008-09)
11th - PHI 75/10 - Invitation to Comment - Standard Information Statemenst (SIS) Review
8th - PHI 74/10 - Hospital Information
5th - PHI 73/10 - Hospital Information
3rd- PHI 72/10 - Updated Prostheses List Guide
2nd - PHI 71/10 - Reporting Requirements for Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP, HCP1 & HCP2), GT-Dental and Private Hospital Data Bureau (PHDB)
1st - PHI 70/10 - Hospital Information

October

27th - PHI 69/10 - Appointment of the new Prostheses List Advisory Committee
12th - PHI 68/10 - Information Sessions on New Medicare Benefit Schedule Items for Midwives
12th - PHI 67/10 - Hospital Information
11th - PHI 66/10 - Benefit Negotiations for New Applications
11th - PHI 65/10 - Australian Health Insurance Association (AHIA) Events Information
11th - PHI 64/10 - Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.7) - Changes to Second Tier Eligible Benefits
6th - PHI 63/10 - Hospital Information
6th - PHI 62/10 - Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.6) and Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.4)

September

23rd - PHI 61/10 - Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 1)
22nd - PHI 60/10 - PHI benefits and overseas treatment
21st - PHI 59/10 - Hospital Information
17th - PHI 58/10 - Hospital Information
8th - PHI 57/10 - Hospital Information - Correction
6th - PHI 56/10 - Hospital Information
1st - PHI 55/10 - Hospital Information

August

26th - PHI 54/10 - Hospital Information
20th - PHI 53/10 - Second Tier Default Benefits - Annual Audit
18th - PHI 52/10 - Electronic Submission of HCP & PHDB Data to DoHA
13th - PHI 51/10 - Hospital Information
4th - PHI 50/10 - Accreditation of Podiatric Surgeons (Section 3AAA of the Health Insurance Act 1973)
3rd - PHI 49/10 - Amendments to Lifetime Health Cover Legislation

July

30th - PHI 48/10 - August 2010 Prostheses List
27th - PHI 47/10 - Hospital Information
26th - PHI 46/10 - Prostheses List Application Workshops July/August 2010
22nd - PHI 45/10 - Prostheses List Guide and Application Forms
12th - PHI 44/10 - Guidelines for Determining Benefits for Health Insurance Purposes for Private Mental Health Care (2010 Edition)
8th - PHI 43/10 - Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.4) – Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals

June

29th - PHI 42/10 - Restructure of Private Health Insurance Branch and move to Medical Benefits Division
25th – PHI 41/10 – Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (no. 3) and the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2010 (no. 2)
22nd – PHI 40/10 – General Information
16th – PHI 39/10 – Hospital Information
11th – PHI 38/10 – Hospital Information
10th – PHI 37/10 – Private Health Insurance Rebate Revised Implementation Date
10th – PHI 36/10 – Release of Final Data Specifications 2010–11 for HCP and PHDB Data Collections
7th – PHI 35/10 – Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds for 2010–11

May

26th – PHI 34/10 – Lifetime Health Cover Direct Mailout
20th – PHI 33/10 – Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia: Update on Implementation of Continuous Application Process for the Prostheses List
18th – PHI 32/10 – Release of Final Data Specifications 2010–11 for HCP and PHDB Data Collectionsreplaced by PHI 36/10
14th – PHI 31/10 – Review of Neonatal Facilities Under the Health Insurance Act 1973 Subsection 3(2) – South Australia and Western Australia
13th – PHI 30/10 – Administrative Arrangements for the Second Tier Default Benefits for Overnight and Day Only Treatment
12th – PHI 29/10 – Lifetime Health Cover Mailout: Fee for Service Cost Recovery – Budget Measure 2010
11th – PHI 28/10 – Private Health Insurer Code Changes
11th – PHI 27/10 – Hospital Information
5th – PHI 26/10 – Health Fund Coding Changes
4th – PHI 25/10 – Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2010 – Conditional Listing of Prostheses and new Part C of the Prostheses List.
4th – PHI 24/10 – Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia: Update on Implementation Recommendations
3rd – PHI 23/10 – PHDB Annual Report 2008-09 and request for facilities and funds to have generic email address for HCP and PHDB correspondence
3rd – PHI 22/10 – Hospitals Information and Australian Day Hospital Association Conference

April

27th – PHI 21/10 – Hospital Information
16th – PHI 20/10 – Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.2) – Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals
13th – PHI 19/10 – Hospital Information
9th – PHI 18/10 – New Arrangements for the Refinement of the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG) Classification System
8th – PHI 17/10 – Hospital Information
6th – PHI 16/10 – Hospital Information

March

31st – PHI 15/10 – Change to PHI Circular 14/10
22th – PHI 14/10 – Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment 2010 (no. 1) and Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment 2010 (NO. 1)
22th – PHI 13/10 – Removal of Lifetime Health Cover Loadings after ten years
15th – PHI 12/10 – Suspension of the Private Health Insurance Rebate Tiers Implementation Working Group
9th – PHI 11/10 – Hospital Information
3rd – PHI 10/10 – Release of the Report of the Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia (HTA REVIEW)
3rd – PHI 09/10 – National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Private Sector Technical Reference Group (PSTRG)

February

16th – PHI 08/10 - Status of Human Tissue Review and Update on Human Tissue Applications
12th – PHI 07/10 – February 2010 Prostheses List
4th – PHI 06/10 – Delay to February 2010 Prostheses List
2nd – PHI 05/10 – Rebates for Cataract Surgery from 1 February 2010
1st – PHI 04/10 – Hospital Casemix Protocol and Private Hospitals Data Bureau data specifications
1st – PHI 03/10 – Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010 – Second Tier Default Benefits

January

19th – PHI 02/10 – Private Hospital Name Change NSW and Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting
14th – PHI 01/10 – Prostheses List Application and Benefit Negotiation Workshops January 2010