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28 January 2011
Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.9) and 2011 (No.1) – New Hospitals added to the list of facilities eligible for Second Tier Default Benefits
Please note that the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.9) and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No.1) (collectively, the Rules) have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and took effect on 24 December 2010 (FRLI No: F2010L03240) and 26 January 2011 (FRLI No: F2011L00145) respectively. This circular concerns the changes to the Rules relating to Schedule 5 – Second Tier Default Benefits as outlined below:
New Hospitals Added to Schedule 5
The following hospitals have been added to Schedule 5 of the Rules. These hospitals are eligible for Second Tier Default Benefits from 24 December 2010 until 30 June 2012.
|Provider No ||Name||Suburb||State|
|0077120Y||Diaverum Rockingham Dialysis Clinic||Rockingham||WA|
|0036880J||North Melbourne Dialysis Clinic||North Melbourne||VIC|
|0067140K||Oromax Day Surgery||Adelaide||SA|
|0036870K||Skin Cancer Day Surgery Pty Ltd||Ashwood||VIC|
|0056100Y||The Cairns Clinic||North Cairns||QLD|
The following hospitals have been added to Schedule 5 of the Rules. These hospitals are eligible for Second Tier Default Benefits from 26 January 2011 until 30 June 2012.
|0075650K||Cambridge Day Surgery||Wembley||WA|
|0017370K||Central Coast Day Hospital||Erina||NSW|
Hospital Name Changes in Schedule 5
Please note that the following hospital name has been changed in Schedule 5 to reflect their current State hospital licence.
|Provider No||Previous Name||Current Name|
|0656641J||QFG Day Theatres||Spring Hill Specialist Day Hospital |
The Rules are available on the ComLaw website at:
Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 9)
Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 1)
Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting
The next Second Tier Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Friday 25 February 2011.
The closing date for applications is Friday 4 February 2011.
Please note that applicants are required to submit nine stapled copies of their application to:
Second Tier Advisory Committee Secretariat
c/o Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Second Tier Default Benefit – Sample Application Guide 2010 located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website
For further information please contact Ms Gayle Oldham on 02 6289 5632.
If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch
For more information visit 2011 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.
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