2012 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars

Private Health Insurance Circulars Issued since 1 January 2012

Page last updated: 24 December 2012

December

24th - Technical Amendments to the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 10) and the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 2) (the Accreditation Amendment Rules) in light of new National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (the National Standards)
19th - PHI 88/12 Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals - Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 9)
19th - PHI 87/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 9)
17th - PHI 86/12 New Version (version 1.10.0.0) OF Check-It 2 Released
13th - PHI 85/12 Information Request to Progress the Review of the Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies
4th - PHI 84/12 Amendment to PHI Circular 80/12 Closure of Private Hospital Information
3rd - PHI 83/12 Change to the format of Prostheses Billing Codes
3rd - PHI 82/12 February 2013 Draft Prostheses List and change to ARTG cut-off date

November

30th - PHI 81/12 Public Hospital Information
30th - PHI 80/12 Closure of Private Hospital Information
30th - PHI 79/12 Name Change - Private (Overnight) Hospital Information
29th - PHI 78/12 Public Hospital Information
29th - PHI 77/12 Payment of the 2012 Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy
29th - PHI 76/12 Nursing-Home Type Patient Contribution Rates in Western Australia
28th - PHI 75/12 Public Hospital Information
28th - PHI 74/12 Private (Same Day) Hospital Information
22nd - PHI 73/12 Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) Annual Report
14th - PHI 72/12 Change of Address (same day) Hospital Information
9th - PHI 71/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Riles 2012 (NO. 8) and corrections to PHI Circular 67/12
9th - PHI 70/12 New (same day) Hospital Information
7th - PHI 69/12 Public Hospital Information
2nd - PHI 68/12 Nursing-Home Type Patient Contribution Rates and Minimum Benefits as at 20 September 2012
2nd - PHI 67/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Reqirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (NO. 7)

October

25th - PHI 66/12 Contact details for the Second Tier Advisory Committee Secretariat
19th - PHI 65/12 2013 Premium Round
9th - PHI 64/12 Hospital Information

September

21st - PHI 63/12 Nursing-Home Type Patient Contribution Rates and Minimum Benefits as at 20 September 2012
21st - PHI 62/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 5) – Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals
19th - PHI 61/12 Important dates for the February 2013 Prostheses List
19th - PHI 60/12 New (same day) Hospital Information
11th - PHI 59/12 Clarification of contact details in Private Health Insurance
5th - PHI 58/12 New Version (version 1.9.0.2) of Check-It 2 Released

August

29th - PHI 57/12 Amendment to the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2012
17th - PHI 56/12 ]Publication of the August 2012 Prostheses List – Update
14th - PHI 55/12 August 2012 Prostheses List

July

25th - PHI 54/12 Prostheses List Health Technology Assessment Grouping Review – Specialist Orthopaedic Clinical Advisory Group (SOCAG) Phase 3 & Definition for Biologically Active
25th - PHI 53/12 Prostheses List Clinical Evidence Requirements
16th - PHI 52/12 Prostheses List Information Sessions – Change of Time
5th - PHI 51/12 Prostheses List Information Sessions
4th - PHI 50/12 Information regarding the topping up of pre-paid Insurance Premiums
4th - PHI 49/12 Correction to PHI 47/12 – Second Tier Default Benefit Facilities

June

25th - PHI 48/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 4) and the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2012
25th - PHI 47/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 4) - Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals
25th - PHI 46/12 Private Health Insurers' Second Tier Default Benefit Rates Annual Audit
22nd - PHI 45/12 Private Hospital Data Bureau Annual Report
20th - PHI 44/12 Correction to PHI Circular No PHI 40/12 - Important dates for the August 2012 Prostheses List
18th - PHI 43/12 Release of Final Data Specifications for HCP and PHDB 2012-13 Data Collections
18th - PHI 42/12 Private Health Insurance (Data Provision) Rules 2012 and the Private Health Insurance (Health Insurance Business) Amendment Rules 2012
18th - PHI 41/12 Hospital Casemix Protocol (Hcp) Updates And Submissions
14th - PHI 40/12 Important dates for the August 2012 Prostheses List

May

31st - PHI 39/12 Private Health Insurance (Registration) Amendment Rules 2012
30th - PHI 38/12 Hospital Information
29th - PHI 37/12 Changes to Rebate Name and Logo, and Standard Information Statements
28th - PHI 36/12 Guidelines for Determining Benefits for Private Health Insurance purposes for Private Mental Health Care (2012 edition)
18th - PHI 35/12 Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2012 (No.3)
11th - PHI 34/12 Private Health Insurance Branch Changes
10th - PHI 33/12 Classification of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item 42738 (intravitreal injection) in the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011
7th - PHI 32/12 Amendment to the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2012 (No.2)
7th - PHI 31/12 Release of Updated Check IT2 Version 1.9.0.1
1st - PHI 30/12 2012 Lifetime Health Cover Direct Mailout
1st - PHI 29/12 Round 15 (2010-11) and Round 16 (2011-12) National Hospital Cost Data Collection for Private and Private Day Hospital Facilities

April

24th - PHI 28/12 New (day-only) Hospital Information
24th - PHI 27/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (NO. 3)
16th - PHI 26/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 2) - Change to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals
13th - PHI 25/12 Amendment to the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 1)
5th - PHI 24/12 Bulk Declaration – Public and Private Hospital Information

March

30th - PHI 23/12 Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 2)
29th - PHI 22/12 Round 14 (2009-10) and Round 15 (2010-11) National Hospital Cost Data Collection for Private and Private Day Hospital Facilities
26th - PHI 21/12 New Private Hospital Information
23rd - PHI 20/12 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 1) - Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals
22nd - PHI 19/12 Amendment to the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules 2012 (No. 1)
21st - PHI 18/12 Information Regarding Health Insurance Business
21st - PHI 17/12 Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 1) and Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 1)
20th - PHI 16/12 Part B of Application Form
20th - PHI 15/12 New Private Hospitals Information
17th - PHI 14/12 Means Testing the Private Health Insurance Rebate and Medicare Levy Surcharge (Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentive Tiers)
16th - PHI 13/12 New Private Hospital Information
15th - PHI 12/12 Appointments to the Private Health Insurance Administration Council

February

29th - PHI 11/12 Extension to Feedback from Stakeholders on the Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Evidence Paper
24th - PHI 10/12 New (day-only) Hospital Information
17th - PHI 09/12 February 2012 Prostheses List
13th - PHI 08/12 Delay of the February 2012 Prostheses List
7th - PHI 07/12 New (day-only) Private Hospital Information

January

25th - PHI 06/12 New (day-only) Hospital Information
24th - PHI 05/12 February 2012 Prostheses List and the Prostheses List Information Sessions
16th - PHI 04/12 New (day-only) Hospital Information
13th - PHI 03/12 Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Draft Clinical Evidence Paper
5th - PHI 02/12 New Private Hospital Information
5th - PHI 01/12 Call For Submissions – Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards For The National Hospital Cost Data Collection