Nursing-home type patient (NHTP) accommodation benefit and contribution changes
The Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No.2) 2021 (the Amendment Rules) amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 (the Benefit Requirements Rules) and the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules 2015 (the Complying Product Rules).
The Amendment Rules were registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 19 March 2021 and commence on 20 March 2021.
The Amendment Rules amend the Benefit Requirements Rules to change the minimum accommodation benefits payable by private health insurers per night for privately insured NHTPs accommodated in private hospitals nationally and public hospitals in some jurisdictions.
The Amendment Rules amend the Complying Product Rules to change the daily patient contribution payable by NHTPs towards the costs of their accommodation at private hospitals nationally and at public hospitals in some jurisdictions.
Further details on the amendments are included in the Explanatory Statement accompanying the Amendment Rules available on the Federal Register of Legislation by searching ‘Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No.2) 2021’.