Prostheses List Advisory Committee

Reforming prostheses listing to make private health insurance more affordable

Page last updated: 17 November 2016

Media Release

19 October
Turnbull Government to ease pressure on private health insurance premiums

8 September
Reforming prostheses listing to make private health insurance more affordable

PLAC Communique

PDF version: PLAC Communique (PDF 29 KB)
Word version: PLAC Communique (Word 95 KB)

The terms of reference for the PLAC

PDF version: PLAC Terms of Reference (PDF 25 KB)
Word version: PLAC Terms of Reference (Word 31 KB)

The Final Report of the Industry Working Group on Private Health Insurance Prostheses Reform

The Final Report of the Industry Working Group on Private Health Insurance Prostheses Reform

Prostheses List Advisory Committee

Committee members

Chair: Professor Terry Campbell (AM)

Members:

  • Dr Henry Ko - Consumer Representative
  • A/Prof David Morgan OAM - Expert Member – Hip/Knee
  • Dr Orso Osti - Expert Member – Spinal
  • Dr Ian McRae - Expert Member – Health Economics
  • Dr David Robinson - Expert Member – Vascular
  • Dr Rosemary Korda - Expert Member – Health Economics
  • Prof Bill Heddle - Expert Member – Cardiac/Cardiothoracic
  • Prof Allan Glanville - Expert Member – General/Lung
  • Prof Anne Simmons - Expert Member – Medical Technology
  • Adj/Prof Jim Butler - Expert Member – Health Economics
  • Ms Michelle Somlyay - Advisory Member – Australian Private Hospitals
  • Ms Cathy Ryan - Advisory Member – Catholic Health Australia
  • Dr Christopher Dalton - Advisory Member – Private Healthcare Australia
  • Dr Jui Tham - Advisory Member - HIRMAA
  • Ms Andrea Kunca - Advisory Member - MTAA
  • Dr Greg Roger - Advisory Member - AusBiotech
  • Ms Gabrielle Moreland - Advisory Member – Day Hospitals Australia
  • Ms Adriana Platona - TGA Representative
  • Prof Robyn Ward - MSAC Representative
  • Ms Letitia Hope - DVA Representative

PLAC Bulletins

ThePLAC issues a PLAC Bulletin from time to time to inform stakeholders about matters of process and policy relating to the prostheses arrangements.

The Bulletins (including PDC Bulletins) are provided below:
Bulletins

Clinical Advisory Groups and Panel of Clinical Experts

The PLAC is supported by Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs) and a Panel of Clinical Experts. These groups provide clinical advice on their areas of expertise:

Cardiac Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Dr Angas Hamer
Ms Rachel Bishop
Dr John Knight
Dr James Rankin
Associate Professor Glenn Young
Associate Professor Darren Walters

Cardiothoracic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Mr Bruce Davis
Dr John Knight
Mr Gil Shardey
Mr Paul Simpson
Dr Hugh Wolfenden

Hip Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Professor Richard de Steiger
Dr John Fraser
Professor Stephen Graves
Mr John Harris
Associate Professor Bruce Love
Associate Professor Graham Mercer
Mr Neville Millen

Knee Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Professor Stephen Graves
Dr Peter Lewis
Dr Stephen Rackemann
Dr Christopher Vertullo
Dr Janney Wale
Dr David Parker
Dr David Martin

Ophthalmic Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Ms Karen Carey
Dr Andrew Chang
Dr Iain Dunlop
Dr Tim Forster
Dr Ralph Higgins OAM
Dr Raf Ghabrial

Specialist Orthopaedic Clinical Advisory Group

Dr John Batten
Dr David Lunz
Dr John North
Dr Gregory Nutting
Dr Minoo Patel
Dr Christopher Pullen
Professor David Sonnabend
Dr Janney Wale
Dr Michael Knight
Dr David Gill
Dr Anthony Cadden
Dr Roger Butorac
Dr Anthony Ganko
Dr Christopher Brown
Mr Richard Large
Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris
Dr Christopher Morrey

Spinal Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Mr Patrick Chan
Dr Andrew Kam
Dr Robert Kuru
Dr Quentin Malone
Ms Mary Jane Morales
Dr Orso Osti
Dr David Johnson

Urogenital Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Dr Ross Cartmill
Dr Anna Rosamilia
Mr Dennis Roy
Dr Ian Tucker
Dr Malcolm Frazer
Dr Christopher Love

Vascular Prostheses Clinical Advisory Group

Ms Eileen Jerga
Dr Andrew Lennox
Associate Professor Peter Thursby OAM
Dr David Robertson
Dr Toby Cohen

The Terms of Reference and Business Rules of the Clinical Advisory Groups are attached - CAG Terms of Reference - January 2015 (Word 523 KB) CAG Terms of Reference - January 2015 (PDF 160 KB)

Panel of Clinical Experts

Ear, Nose and Throat

Associate Professor Melville da Cruz
Dr Nirmal Patel
Dr Raymond Sacks
Professor Stephen O’Leary
Professor Peter Friedland
Professor Francis Lannigan

General Miscellaneous

Dr Ibrahim Abdool
Dr Andrew Cotterill
Dr Justin Evans
Dr Charles Fisher
Prof Allan Glanville
Prof Errol Maguire
Dr Edward Murphy
Dr Meron Pitcher
Mr Gil Shardey
Dr Siew-Piau Tan
Associate Professor Peter Thursby OAM
Dr Keith Towsey
Mr Philip Truskett
Dr Ian Tucker
Dr Scott Williams

Neurosurgical

Dr Kristian Bulluss
Dr Winston Chong
Dr Marc Coughlan
Dr Jerry Day
Professor Gavin Fabinyi
Dr Albert Goh
Dr David Johnson
Professor Mark Khangure
Dr Patrick Lo
Dr Raoul Pope
Dr Brendan Steinfort
Dr Jamie Taylor

Plastic and Reconstructive

Dr Paul Coceanig
Dr Miles Doddridge
Dr Richard Lewandowski
Associate Professor Andrew Smith
Associate Professor Harvey Stern

The Terms of Reference and Business Rules of the Panel of Clinical are attached - PoCE Terms of Reference – September 2013 (Word 52 KB) PoCE Terms of Reference - September 2013 (PDF 106 KB)

Health Economics SubCommittee

The Health Economics SubCommittee advises the PLAC on the validation of proposed benefits for new groupings of prostheses on the Prostheses List, and requests for review of group benefits.

The members are:
Professor Helen Lapsley
Professor Ian McRae
Mr Will Hanham