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16 April 2010
Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.2) – Changes to Second Tier Eligible Hospitals
Please note that thePrivate Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2010 (No.2)
(the Rules) have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and take effect on 16 April 2010 (FRLI No: F2010L00962). The changes to the Rules relate to Schedule 5 – Second Tier Default Benefits and are outlined below:
New Hospitals Added to Schedule 5
The following hospitals have been added to Schedule 5 of the Rules. These hospitals will be eligible for second tier benefits from 16 April 2010 until 30 June 2011.
|Belmont Private Hospital||Carina||QLD|
|Cairns Central Day Hospital||Cairns||QLD|
|Chermside Day Hospital||Chermside||QLD|
|Dubbo Private Hospital||Dubbo||NSW|
|Essendon Day Procedure Centre||Moonee Ponds||VIC|
|La Trobe Private Hospital||Bundoora||VIC|
|Lingard Private Hospital||Merewether||NSW|
|North West Private Hospital||Burnie||TAS|
|South Eastern Private Hospital||Noble Park||VIC|
|Tennyson Centre Day Hospital||Kurralta Park||SA|
|The Valley Private Hospital||Mulgrave||VIC|
|Toronto Private Hospital||Toronto||NSW|
Eight other hospitals, which are already listed in Schedule 5 of the Rules, were confirmed by the Second Tier Advisory Committee as continuing to be eligible for second tier default benefits until 30 June 2011. These hospitals are:
|Aesthetic Day Surgery||Kogarah||NSW|
|Sight Foundation Theatre||Sydney||NSW|
|South Coast Digestive Diseases Centre||Bundall||QLD|
|Sydney Retina Clinic & Day Surgery||Sydney||NSW|
|The CAPS Clinic||Deakin||ACT|
|Townsville Day Surgery||Townsville||QLD|
|Victoria Parade Surgery Centre||Melbourne||VIC|
Hospital Name Changes on Schedule 5
Please note that the following hospital names have been changed on Schedule 5 to reflect their current State/Territory hospital licences:
|Previous Name||New Name||Suburb||State|
|Hurstville Community Private Hospital||Hurstville Private||Hurstville||NSW|
|Mater Private Centre for Haematology & Oncology||HOCA @ Mater||South Brisbane||QLD|
|North Brisbane Cancer Centre||HOCA Chermside||Chermside||QLD|
|HOCA Gold Coast Cancer Centre||HOCA Gold Coast||Southport||QLD|
|Griffiths Road Day Surgery||Newcastle Eye Hospital||Warratah||NSW|
The provider numbers have not changed and there has been no loss in eligibility for second tier benefits for these hospitals.
Hospital Address Change on Schedule 5
Please note that the following hospital address has been changed on Schedule 5 to correct a typographical error:
|Name||Previous Address||New Address|
|South Coast Digestive Diseases Centre||86 Ashmore Road, Cairns QLD 4870||86 Ashmore Road, Bundall QLD 4217|
The facilities listed below have closed and have been removed from Schedule 5.
|Canada Bay Private Hospital||Concord||NSW|
|Lismore Private Hospital||Lismore||NSW|
The Rules are available on the ComLaw website
Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting
As advised in Circular PHI 11/10 the next Second Tier Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Friday 28 May 2010. The closing date for applications is Friday 7 May 2010.
Please note that applicants are required to submit nine stapled copies of their application to:
Second Tier Advisory Committee Secretariat
c/- Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601.
Information which must be included in applications for Second Tier Default eligibility is outlined in the Second Tier Default Benefit – Sample Application Guide 2010
located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website
. Select ‘Advocacy’; ‘Resources’; ‘Second Tier Default Benefits - Sample Application Guide 2010’.
For further information please contact Ann Mulholland on 02 6289 9833.
If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch
For more information visit 2010 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.
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