Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Bulletin 6

Bulletin number 6, November 2011

Page last updated: 24 November 2011

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Assessment Process for Applications Pending MBS/ARTG Numbers for the February 2012 Prostheses List

As advised in PLAC Bulletin #5, the process for assessing applications pending MBS/ARTG numbers is as follows:
  • All applications will be assessed by the CAG/PoCE clinicians as per standard process.
  • All applications recommended for listing pending MBS and/or ARTG will only be assessed by the PLAC once the MBS and/or ARTG listing is received.
  • All applications not recommended for listing will be assessed by the PLAC at the next available meeting.

As the new process for assessing applications pending MBS and/or ARTG approval has only recently been implemented, all applications which have been clinically assessed but are pending MBS and/or ARTG approval will be considered by the PLAC at its final meeting for 2011 on 8 December.

This means that for the February 2012 Prostheses List, the cut-off date for submitting MBS and ARTG numbers is still COB 20 December 2011.

Grouping Scheme Management

At the October 2011 meeting, the PLAC agreed that the ongoing management of the grouping schemes will be the responsibility of the PLAC.

Any policy issues surrounding the grouping schemes will be considered by the HTA Consultative Committee in the first instance.

Key Dates for the August 2012 Prostheses List

8 February 2012 Prostheses List Advisory Committee Meeting
Mid FebruaryProstheses List Information Sessions
February/MarchCAG meetings
8 March 2012Prostheses List Advisory Committee Meeting
15 March 2012Ongoing listing fee invoices for February 2012 Prostheses List to be sent (invoice payable within 28 days)
11 April 2012Prostheses List Advisory Committee Meeting
MayCAG meetings
10 May 2012Prostheses List Advisory Committee Meeting
18 May 2012ARTG and MBS item numbers required for recommended new applications for the August 2012 Prostheses List
14 June 2012Prostheses List Advisory Committee Meeting
Late July 2012 (TBC)Letter to sponsors re: payment of initial listing fees/gaps (invoice payable within 14 days)
Early August 2012 (TBC)August 2012 Prostheses List scheduled to be released
Mid August 2012 (TBC)August 2012 Prostheses List scheduled to commence