Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Bulletin 13

Bulletin number 13, July 2013

Page last updated: 04 July 2013

Printable version of PLAC Bulletin 13 (PDF 215 KB)

Sponsor Engagement

As it is now over two years since the formation of the PLAC, a review of PLAC processes is being undertaken. This includes looking at improvements and refinements that can be made to PLAC processes to achieve better outcomes for all stakeholders.

Mr Richard Bartlett (First Assistant Secretary – Medical Benefits Division) and Mr Doug Fawns (Assistant Secretary – Private Health Insurance Branch) are currently undertaking discussions with a number of individual sponsors in order to more fully understand concerns regarding the Prostheses Listing processes.

All sponsors are invited to participate in these individual discussions. To register your interest or to arrange a meeting please contact the Prostheses secretariat via email or telephone 02 6289 1331.

Following these discussions, a series of general meetings will be held to address the broader themes and issues relating to the processes used to list products on the Prostheses List. We will also provide updates on the outcomes through PLAC bulletins.

The Prostheses Hotline contact phone number is (02) 6289 9463.