PHI 76/19 Prostheses List removal of stratafix

This circular is to provide information about the removal of Stratafix from the Prostheses List.

Date published:
PHI circular
PHI circular type:
Prostheses announcement
Health sector

The Stratafix, Knotless Tissue Control Device (MN237) was included in the March 2019 Prostheses List.

Sutures are considered general use surgical equipment and not suitable to be funded by the Prostheses List. Therefore, the Stratafix, Knotless Tissue Control Device (MN237) will be removed from the Prostheses List. This change will be reflected in the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules (No. 4) 2019, (the Rules) that will take effect 1 February 2020.

A further circular will be published when the Rules have been registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Note: The information provided on the Prostheses List webpage is for the use of stakeholders and in formats useful for their purposes. While care has been taken in preparing these documents, the information contained therein does not take precedence over the latest Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules registered and in force on the Federal Register of Legislation.