Prostheses List Reforms - Consultation Paper 3 - A modernised fit-for-purpose listing process

Closed 4 Mar 2022

Opened 11 Jan 2022


The Department of Health - Prostheses List Reforms Taskforce invites submissions in relation to proposed improvements to the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Prostheses List (PL) as approved by Government and reflected in the 2021-2022 Federal Budget.

The Prostheses List reforms - Consultation Paper No 3 concerns proposed modern listing pathways, a contemporary fit-for-purpose process to be adopted for the PL which allows for applications of differing complexity to be dealt with via different pathways. It will be presented in two parts:

The present paper reflects the design stage of the reforms to the listing process and puts forward ideas to establish three separate pathways to list existing technology, a variation or upgrade to existing technology, and novel technology.

This paper does not explore the following issues:

  • set criteria for each proposed pathway (as noted above)
  • review of any governance arrangements associated with the PL listing process
  • expected timeframes and deadlines of applications submitted by sponsors for the suggested new pathway processes
  • detailed guidelines for each possible new pathway
  • revised cost recovery arrangements to reflect the modern listing pathways and ensure compliance with the Australian Government Charging Framework.

We ask that stakeholders provide overarching feedback on the three potential new pathways and any ideas they have regarding the above issues.

This is your opportunity to put forward your ideas on how listing should work and provide us with your particular point of view.

The closing date to submit a response to Consultation Paper No 3 has been extended to 4 March 2022 


Follow the link on this page to upload your submission in the Consultation Hub.

For internal data collection, you will be required to disclose some basic personal details, the name of the organisation you represent (if any) and the PL stakeholder sector you belong to. This information will allow us to monitor interest from different sectors and ensure the feedback we base our plan on is balanced and reflect the interest of the Australian consumers. 

Submissions to this consultation will not be published.

What happens next


Submissions to this consultation will not be published.


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  • Health insurance
  • Policy Development