Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Bulletin 19

Bulletin number 19, March 2015

Page last updated: 27 March 2015

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27 March 2015

PLAC Cost Recovery Activity for the 2013-14 Financial Year

PLAC and its associated sub-committees are funded through a cost recovery model. Product sponsors pay a range of fees for new applications, initial and ongoing listing.

The activities of the PLAC and its subcommittees include all meetings, secretariat support, travel, stationery, legal support to publish the Prostheses List twice a year and departmental staff to support these activities.

In 2009 the new application fee was increased (in consultation with industry) from $200 to $600 per application to support the development of a new database and web based interface to streamline application submission. Given the importance of this initiative to PLAC business into the future, the Department is currently piloting a web based application with ten sponsors. Delivery of a web based Prostheses List application form to all sponsors is expected in the second half of 2015.

The revenue for the 2013-14 financial year was $4,446,559. During this period expenses were $4,311,266. The remaining $135,293 was rolled over into the 2014/15 FY. A summary of revenue and expenses for the 2013-14 FY is listed on the following page.

Should you wish to discuss the contents of the Bulletin, please contact Lyndall Moore, Director – Clinical Assessment and List Management on 02 6289 9152 or email Lyndall Moore

Prostheses Cost Recovery Activity - Expenses & Revenue

1 July 2013 TO 30 June 2014

Cost Element
Clinical Assessment and List Management Section
CAGS& Human Tissue Section
Private Health Insurance Branch Executive
Research & Policy Section
Total
Employees* 1,051,479 1,117,900 316,012 539,254 3,024,644
Contract for Services - - - 26,909 26,909
Workers Compensation 21,374 20,978 6,473 10,181 59,007
Total Committee Costs: 538,234 465,264 - -
1,003,498
Travel & Accommodation
82,041 100,009 - - 182,050
Sitting Fees
42,956 107,398 - - 150,354
Preparation Fees
68,357 191,754 - - 260,111
Salary & Super
303,153 27,396 - - 330,549
Venue Hire
41,726 38,707 - - 80,434
Legal 41,115 12,541 - - 53,655
Postage & Freight 4,760 2,909 - - 7,669
Travel 20,916 62,321 2,815 5,895 91,948
IT Expenses - 6,984 - - 6,984
Office and Operating costs
30,599
3,554
727
2,072
36,952
Total Expenses 1,708,476 1,692,452 326,027 584,311 4,311,266
PL Database 553,463 - - - 553,463
Revenue - - - - 4,446,519
Excess - - - -
$135,293