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Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 2)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2008L03448
  • No longer in force
SLI 2008 No. 209 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance Regulations 1975 to provide the conditions for specialists and consultant physicians to access the 90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme and would also amend the existing arrangements for GPs.
Administered by: Health
Registered 17 Oct 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Oct-2008
Tabled Senate10-Nov-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 2)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 209

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated 16 October 2008

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor‑General

By Her Excellency’s Command

NICOLA ROXON


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Act 2008.

3              Amendment of Health Insurance Regulations 1975

                Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Subregulation 13AA (2)

substitute

         (2)   For subsection 20 (5) of the Act, the amount may be paid by electronic transmission if the claim for medicare benefit for the service:

                (a)    is made using any of the following electronic claiming channels:

                          (i)    Medicare Online;

                         (ii)    Medicare Easyclaim;

                         (iii)    ECLIPSE; or

               (b)    is made by, or on behalf of, a general practitioner who:

                          (i)    is enrolled, for the location at which the professional service was rendered, in the scheme known as the ‘90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme’ administered by the Medicare Australia CEO for the purpose of making payments by electronic transmission of amounts to general practitioners under subsection 20 (3) of the Act; and

                         (ii)    has given the Medicare Australia CEO written permission to give to the Reserve Bank of Australia the following information:

                                   (A)     the name and number of the account into which a payment to the general practitioner under subsection 20 (3) of the Act may be made;

                                   (B)     the name and BSB number of the bank at which that account is kept.

[2]           After regulation 13AA

insert

13AB      Payment to specialists or consultant physicians by electronic transmission (Act s 20 (5))

         (1)   This regulation applies to the payment, by the Medicare Australia CEO on behalf of the Commonwealth, of an amount under subsection 20 (3) of the Act to a specialist or consultant physician by whom, or on whose behalf, a professional service was rendered.

         (2)   For subsection 20 (5) of the Act, the amount may be paid by electronic transmission if the claim for medicare benefit for the service is made using any of the following electronic claiming channels:

                (a)    Medicare Online;

               (b)    Medicare Easyclaim;

                (c)    ECLIPSE.

13AC      Manner of electronic claim (Act s 20 (6))

                For subsection 20 (6) of the Act, the claim must be made using an electronic claiming channel mentioned in subregulation 13AB (2).


Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.