PHI 45/14

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 3)

Page last updated: 24 July 2014

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24 July 2014

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 3)

Changes to the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 3) (the Benefit Requirements Amendment Rules) were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and commence on 1 July 2014 (FRLI No: F2014L01016).

These Benefit Requirements Amendment Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011.

Second Tier Default Benefits – Schedule 5

The purpose of the amendments to Schedule 5 was to insert a reference to the new list of second-tier eligible facilities compiled by the Second Tier Advisory Committee in an out-of-session meeting on 9 July 2014.

Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) item numbers – Schedule 1

The Benefit Requirements Amendment Rules remove an MBS item in Schedule 1 of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) 2011. The changes are necessary to amend a misdescribed amendment in the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 2).

Item 1 - Schedule 1, Part 2 Type A procedures, Subclause 6(3) Surgical patient

Item 1 amends Schedule 1, Part 2 Type A procedures, Clause 6 Surgical Patient, subclause (3) by removing MBS item number 42737.

Details of the amendments are set out in the Benefit Requirements Amendment Rules, which are available on the ComLaw website.

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