The Turnbull Government’s mission to overhaul the private health insurance system is underway with two committees announced – one to advise government on reform and the second to examine the prostheses list.
The Ministerial advisory committee, to be chaired by former public servant Dr Jeffrey Harmer AO, will include representatives from the private hospital sector, private health insurance, patient groups and medical device companies.
Professor Terry Campbell will chair the revamped Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) which will include a similar membership, though details have not been announced.
The Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Mr Michael Roff welcomed the committee announcements and said he was looking forward to the reform debate.
“Both these committees are focussed on better outcomes for consumers in terms of easily...