Consultation Paper: Options for Reforms and Improvements to the Prostheses List

Closes 15 Feb 2021

Opened 18 Dec 2020

Overview

The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to options for reforms and improvements to the Prostheses List.

In 2017, the Australian Government entered into the Strategic Agreement with the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA). Through the MTAA Agreement, a number of Industry Working Groups were established to consider options for reforms to the Prostheses List. However, more information is needed to finalise the reform approach. The Department has developed a Consultation Paper seeking feedback on possible reform and improvement options.

Why we are consulting

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

Feedback received will inform the future direction of the reforms and assist in identifying any unintended consequences of the proposed options.

The consultation paper contains a number of questions for consideration at the end of each section. 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.

Give us your views on improving the Prostheses List

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Hospitals
  • Health technology
  • Health insurance