The Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No. 8) 2022 (the Amendment Rules) make consequential changes to the Private Health Insurance Rules to reflect the introduction a new temporary item for ventral rectopexy for the repair of rectal prolapse, commencing 6 July 2022.
Further information on the new temporary item, including fact sheets and quick reference guides will be made available at MBS Online.
The Amendment Rules No. 8 were registered on the Federal Register of Legislation commence on 6 July 2022.
The Amendment adds temporary item 32118 to:
- Schedule 5 of the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules 2015 (the Complying Product Rules) for the purpose of describing hospital treatment that must be covered under insurance policies, to categorise the new temporary MBS items into the ‘Digestive system’ category; and
- Schedule 1 of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 (the Benefit Requirements Rules) for the purpose of specifying minimum hospital accommodation benefit requirements, to classify the new temporary MBS item as Procedure-type A Advanced surgical.
Further details on the changes are included in the Explanatory Statement accompanying the Amendment Rules available on the Federal Register of Legislation at www.legislation.gov.au or by searching ‘Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No. 8) 2022’.
Information and spreadsheets for MBS items assigned to a clinical category or procedure type will be made available at Private health insurance clinical category and procedure type. Various filters can be applied to these spreadsheets to allow sorting by clinical category, procedure type and type of MBS change.
Information on MBS item changes can be found at MBS Online.