The Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) has welcomed the government’s decision to review the Prostheses List.
Minister for Health Sussan Ley made the announcement on Friday morning, saying the Prostheses List should be a “priority” and that she will take advice from a new working group of doctors, consumers, insurers, manufacturers and hospital representatives.
The announcement follows intensive lobbying by APHA.
In its recent submission to the government’s private health insurance review consultation, APHA strongly encouraged Minister Ley to launch a detailed review of the Prostheses List.
APHA wrote to the Ms Ley again this week reiterating that it would strongly welcome the opportunity to participate in a review, and called on the Minister to pull all stakeholders together.
“We are pleased to see the Minister announce this...