This circular provides information for stakeholders on the timeframe for submitting applications to list prostheses on the March 2020 Prostheses List.
The Prostheses List is published 3 times per year, effective 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.
Applications for the March 2020 Prostheses List can be submitted at any time before 8 September 2019. This deadline applies to applications for new listings, amendments, expansions or compressions for parts A, B and C of the Prostheses List. Applications received after 8 September 2019 will be considered for the July 2020 Prostheses List.
To facilitate the progress of all applications, if additional information is required to support applications following the initial assessment, sponsors will be given comprehensive feedback regarding their applications and an opportunity to address the issues raised in the assessments before the application is further assessed.
Applications to delete, duplicate or transfer current listings can be submitted until 24 January 2020 to allow for processing before the draft Prostheses List is produced.
Sponsors are responsible for the accuracy of their Prostheses List data. The department will continue to provide a draft Prostheses List for quality assurance by sponsors.
Once the Prostheses List has been published, any sponsor errors or errors not identified by the sponsor will be corrected in the next Prostheses List.