The 2021-22 Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) is now available for the Administration of the Prostheses List on the Prostheses List CRIS webpage.
This CRIS provides information for industry on how the Department administers Prostheses List cost recovery arrangements for the 2021-22 financial year as well as reporting on the financial estimates for 2020-21, 2021-22 and three forward years where applicable. Consultation will be undertaken in late 2021 on proposed changes to cost recovery arrangements resulting from the Prostheses List reforms announced in the 2021-22 Budget, which are expected to commence from March 2022.
The 2021-22 CRIS is also available for the National Joint Replacement Registry (NJRR) on the NJRR CRIS webpage.
This CRIS provides information for industry on how the Department manages cost recovery to provide Commonwealth funding to the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) for its administration of the National Joint Replacement Registry (NJRR). It also reports financial and non-financial performance information and contains financial forecasts for the 2020-21 to 2022-23 financial years, as the current funding agreement with the AOA expires on 30 June 2023.
The Department updates the CRIS where it has regulatory cost recovery charging arrangements on a bi-annual basis:
- By 30 June to report on the next financial year. This includes updating financial estimates and outcomes for cost recovered activity reported on an annual basis in line with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines.
- By 30 November to update the CRIS to report the financial outcomes of the preceding financial year.
In the 2021-22 Budget, the Government has committed $22 million over four years to improve the Prostheses List and its arrangements. These reforms will be implemented by the Department over several years, commencing 1 February 2022. Future changes to cost recovery arrangements for administration of the Prostheses List will ensure compliance with the Australian Government Charging Framework and will be consistent with requirements under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
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