Prostheses List Reforms_Consultation Paper 1: Prostheses List _ Purpose, Definitions and Scope

Closed 24 Sep 2021

Opened 23 Aug 2021


The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to proposed improvements to the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Prostheses List (PL). Consultation paper 1 concerns to the purpose, definitions and scope of the Prostheses List.

In the 2021-22 Federal Budget, the Australian Government committed $22 million over four years for the Modernising and Improving the Private Health Insurance Prostheses List Budget measure. This consultation paper will canvass views on proposed implementation of improvements to the Prostheses List (PL) as announced in the Budget.

Consultation closing date has been extended. Last day for submissions 24 September 2021.


Why your views matter

The Department is seeking the input from consumers, device sponsors, private hospitals, private health insurers, clinicians and other interested parties to support the evidence for the planned improvements to the Prostheses List.

Feedback received will inform the implementation of the improvements and should assist in identifying any unintended consequences of the proposed options.

The consultation paper contains a number of questions for consideration at the end of the document. These questions are intended as a guide. Respondents should not feel limited to only responding to these questions. The Department welcomes all feedback, including additional measures to address issues detailed in this paper.


  • Prostheses List - Purpose, Definitions and Scope _ Webinar 8 September 2021

    From 8 Sep 2021 at 14:00 to 8 Sep 2021 at 15:30

    The Department of Health, Prostheses List Reform Taskforce is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 8 September 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm AEST to provide all interested stakeholders a chance to have questions answered regarding the content of the consultation paper.

    To register and submit your questions please go to:


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