Open Consultations

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  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee Draft Report for Open Consultation: Post-implementation review of changes to electrocardiogram (ECG) MBS items

    The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a list of health professional services (items) that the Australian Government subsidises. MBS items provide patient benefits for a wide range of health services including consultations, diagnostic tests, therapy, and operations. When changes are made to MBS items, a review is undertaken approximately 24 months after to analyse and examine the performance of the changes. This is called a post-implementation review. Post-implementation reviews... More
    Opened 13 June 2024
  • Victorian RAS Workforce Survey

    Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles, and is being collected by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care for the primary purpose of this survey is to allow RAS assessors to opt-in to identify if they want to continue working as an RAS assessor when their current organisation might be exiting the market. Participation in the RAS assessor survey is voluntary and requires individual... More
    Opened 11 June 2024
  • Online Survey - Development of national standards for counsellors and psychotherapists

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is developing national standards for counsellors and psychotherapists. The national standards intend to describe the experience, capabilities and behaviours expected of the counselling and psychotherapy professions. This includes education, supervision, CPD and oversight requirements. The Department wants to hear from you on your experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist, consumer or representative. You can provide feedback via: ... More
    Opened 10 June 2024
  • Consultation on private health insurance chronic disease management programs

    The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is proposing to expand the list of health professionals for which insurer benefits under Chronic Disease Management Programs (CDMPs) will be eligible for risk equalisation across health insurers. Specifically, it is proposed that practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and mental health nurses are added to the list of health professionals eligible for private health insurance-funded CDMP benefits. The department is also seeking more... More
    Opened 7 June 2024
  • Consultation on the Clinical Categories Review Advisory Committee Report

    The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (department) is currently seeking feedback on the Clinical Categories Review Advisory Committee Report (Report). The Report sets out the evaluation outcomes by the Clinical Categories Review Advisory Committee (committee). Comprised of independent members with different expertise areas, the committee examined the Government reform of the private health insurance products, specifically the introduction of the clinical... More
    Opened 31 May 2024
  • Consultation Draft: Outline of the National Allied Health Workforce Strategy

    Australians need better access to allied health care to prevent and manage chronic conditions, and support people with disability, older people, people with mental health issues and children and families. The Australian Government is working with state and territory governments to develop a National Allied Health Workforce Strategy, as recommended in the Independent review of Australia’s regulatory settings relating to overseas health practitioners Final Report . ... More
    Opened 28 May 2024
  • Establishment of a National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program for in-home aged care services

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (Department) is undertaking an open public consultation on the establishment of a National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) for in-home aged care services. The QI Program aims to help people find information about the quality of aged care services, assist providers in measuring and improving the quality of their services, and support Government to make evidence-based policy. The Department is... More
    Opened 28 May 2024
  • Public Consultation of the Discussion Paper Towards the National Immunisation Strategy 2025-30

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is undertaking an open public consultation on a new National Immunisation Strategy for 2025-2030 (the Strategy). The public consultation is based on the document - Towards a National Immunisation Strategy 2025-2030 – which proposes a vision, mission, priority areas, and opportunities for action for the next Strategy. Through an online survey, we are interested in your views and responses to the ideas put forward in the... More
    Opened 22 May 2024
  • Review of the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (the department) has engaged Professor John McMillan AO and Clayton Utz to conduct a review of the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 (the Act). The aim of the review is to ensure the legislation is fit for purpose, meets contemporary standards and positions the Australian Sports Commission (the Commission) to deliver its objectives and meet current and future needs within the Australian sport... More
    Opened 17 May 2024
  • Consultation Paper - Improving the Overseas Student Health Cover Program - May 2024

    Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is health insurance specifically for overseas students and their dependents whilst they are in Australia. It includes coverage for medical and hospital care, ambulance services, and some pharmaceutical items. The Department of Health administers the Deed for the Provision of Overseas Student Health Cover . The Deed sets out the conditions in which registered Australian private health insurers signed to the Deed must comply with to offer OSHC... More
    Opened 9 May 2024
  • Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner consultation

    Have your say about culturally safe aged care for older First Nations people and the role of the permanent Commissioner. The Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner Ms Andrea Kelly wants to hear from older First Nations people, families, communities and stakeholders about: the changes needed to support culturally safe, trauma aware and healing informed access to the aged care system for older First Nations people, carers, families and communities the statutory... More
    Opened 5 February 2024
  • Application for a Non-Scheduled Device

    Thank you for your interest in submitting a Non-Scheduled Device Request. A service provider must attain prior approval if they wish to fit a device that is: Not listed on the schedule of approved devices A remote control that is over $200 Approval of a non-scheduled device is only granted for clients with exceptional circumstances such that there is no suitable device on the fully subsidised schedule. The request must include supporting... More
    Opened 8 August 2023
  • Hearing Services Program - Provider Information Session Feedback

    The program provides information sessions to contracted service providers and industry groups. We welcome feedback to help improve these sessions. More
    Opened 7 August 2023
  • MAClearning Content and System Feedback

    Share your views with us on the training elements and MAClearning System. More
    Opened 1 March 2023
  • Request for Revalidated Service

    This form is to be completed if you wish to complete a request for a Revalidated Service for a client with the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your request. More
    Opened 30 June 2021
  • Application for Transfer of Accreditation

    Thank you for your interest in transferring your accreditation as a service provider for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program to another entity. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF of the application form for your information before you proceed. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Opened 22 June 2021
  • Application to Register as an Appointed Supplier

    Thank you for your interest in becoming registered as an Appointed Supplier for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF version of the application form before you proceed. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Opened 22 June 2021
  • Application for Accreditation as a Service Provider

    Thank you for your interest in becoming accredited as a service provider for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF of the application form for your information before you proceed. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Opened 22 June 2021
  • 6 Month Check-in for New Service Providers

    Contracted Service Providers (providers) are responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program). The 6 Month Check-in survey has been developed to assist new providers with understanding if they are currently meeting program requirements. You are completing this survey because it has been 6 months since you became an accredited provider with the program. We thought it would be a good time to check in with you to... More
    Opened 9 March 2021
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