Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Bulletin 8

Bulletin number 8, May 2012

Page last updated: 12 September 2014

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February 2013 Prostheses List - Cut-off dates for Clinical Assessment of applications to list new products and changes to current billing codes

The following tables have been provided to assist sponsors in preparing applications to list new products on the February 2013 Prostheses List.

The table below shows the meeting dates for the Clinical Advisory Groups and the dates by which complete and valid applications should be received to have the best possible chance to be assessed at that meeting.
Clinical Advisory Groups (CAG)1st meeting dateCut-off for 1st meeting2nd meeting dateCut off for 2nd meeting
Urogenital10 August 201222 June 20122 November 201214 September 2012
Cardiac25 August 20126 July 201210 November 201221 September 2012
Vascular27 August 20129 July 20125 November 201217 September 2012
Knees8 September 201220 July 201217 November 201228 September 2012
Spinal14 September 201227 July 20129 November 201221 September 2012
Ophthalmic24 September 20126 July 201212 November 201224 September 2012
Cardiothoracic 28 September 201210 August 201223 November 20125 September 2012
Hip28 September 201210 August 201223 November 20125 September 2012
Specialist Orthopaedic28 September 201210 August 20122 November 201214 September 2012
The dates of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee meetings are listed below. Complete and valid applications to list new products and to change current billing codes for assessment by the Panel of Clinical Experts (PoCE) should be received at least eight (8) weeks before these meeting dates to have the best possible chance of being referred to the next PLAC meeting.
  • 9 August 2012
  • 12 September 2012
  • 11 October 2012
  • 21 November 2012
  • 12 December 2012
Please note:
  • The meeting dates above are correct at the time of circulation of this Bulletin.
  • Meeting dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the CAG secretariats. If a meeting date changes, particularly if it is brought forward, the CAG secretariat will email sponsors to inform them about revised cut-off dates for applications.
  • Applications to list new products and to amend listing details can be submitted at any time.
  • The “cut-off” dates for CAG applications allow time for them to be registered, entered into the database, sent out for clinician assessment, assessments recorded and included in the meeting agenda papers.
  • PoCE applications require longer lead-in times to allow applications to be thoroughly assessed. The secretariat may need to go back to the clinicians to clarify their assessments.
  • While every effort will be made to process applications submitted for listing on the February 2013 Prostheses List, there may be circumstances where this cannot happen (eg further information required, ARTG inclusion not finalised).
  • If a sponsor has any queries about completing or submitting an application to list a new product or to change an existing billing code, the Prostheses secretariat and/or the CAG and PoCE secretariats are happy to assist. Please call the Prostheses hotline on (02) 62899463 or email the Prostheses Inbox.