PHI 39/15

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

Page last updated: 22 July 2015

Printable version of 39/15 (PDF 137 KB)
Excel version of Attachment A (Excel 10 KB)
Excel version of Attachment B (Excel 12 KB)
Excel version of Attachment C (Excel 35 KB)

26 June 2015

Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals

PHI 17/15 was released by the Department of Health on 20 March 2015 with a second tier eligibility renewal reminder for facilities with their second tier eligibility expiring on 30 June 2015.

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2015 (No. 2) (Amendment Rules) update the reference to the latest STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular. Nine additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list. 43 facilities have been removed from the list. A list of the additional facilities has been provided at Attachment A (PDF 51 KB). A list of the facilities that have been removed has been provided at Attachment B (PDF 59 KB).

The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and commence on 1 July 2015 (FRLI Number: F2015L00926).

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 complete STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities as of 1 July 2015 is at Attachment C (PDF 638 KB).

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday, 21 August 2015.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 31 July 2015.

Please note that applicants are required to submit copies of their applications to the Second Tier Default Benefits Application Submission Portal.

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Sample application 2014 (updated) 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.

NB: Please note that information contained within this circular is provided as a courtesy notification only. It is the responsibility of industry members to ensure they are operating in compliance with the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and all other relevant Commonwealth legislation.

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 2015 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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