PHI 38/14

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals

Page last updated: 25 June 2014

Printable version of 38/14 (PDF 96 KB)

25 June 2014

Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 2) (the Amendment Rules) were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and commence on 1 July 2014 (FRLI Number: F2014L00801). Changes to the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 (the Rules) relating to Schedule 5 – Second-Tier Default Benefits are outlined below.

As advised in 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 Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC).

The Amendment Rules update the reference to the latest STAC-approved list of second-tier eligible facilities published in this circular. The current STAC-approved list of second-tier eligible facilities is at Attachment A (PDF 1592 KB) Word version of Attachment A (Word 105 KB).

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday, 22 August 2014.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 1 August 2014.

Please note that applicants are required to submit seven stapled copies of their application and at least an original covering letter to:

Second Tier Advisory Committee Secretariat
Australian Private Hospitals Association
PO Box 7426
Canberra BC ACT 2610

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Sample Application 2014 – 2nd Tier Default Benefit Eligibility located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association Website. Select Industry Resources.

For any enquiries regarding the STAC-approved list of second-tier eligible facilities, or for any further information, please email APHA

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 2014 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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