PHI 37/20 Hibernation of Medical Technology Association of Australia agreement

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Prostheses List: Hibernation of the Medical Technology Association of Australia strategic agreement

Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the health care sector, including the medical technology industry, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has agreed to a period of hibernation for all Prostheses List reform work under the strategic agreement with the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) for up to 12 months.

In addition, the pause will be extended to any activities related to products from the General Miscellaneous Category of Part A of the Prostheses List.

This will provide predictability during these difficult times for the medical technology sector. It will allow industry and government to redirect efforts to issues relating to the impacts of COVID-19.

Questions and answers have been developed to provide all stakeholders with clarity on work related to the Prostheses List in the coming months.