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These Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010 to make changes to the minimum benefits for hospital accommodation to reflect CPI increases from March 2010 to March 2011, amends the minimum benefits payable per night for nursing home type patients at public hospitals in some States and at private hospitals nationally as well as reclassifying the listing of two MBS items for overnight accommodation procedures to same day accommodation procedures.
Administered by: Health
Made 15 Sep 2011
Registered 19 Sep 2011
Tabled HR 21 Sep 2011
Tabled Senate 21 Sep 2011
Date of repeal 01 Nov 2011
Repealed by
Table of contents.

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 8)

 

I, PETER WOODLEY, delegate of the Minister for Health and Ageing, make these Rules under item 3A of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.

 

 

 

____________________________________

Peter Woodley

Assistant Secretary

Private Health Insurance Branch

Medical Benefits Division

Department of Health and Ageing

15 September 2011

 

 

 


Contents

 

 

PART 1            PRELIMINARY                 

 

1.          Name of Rules           3

2.          Commencement         3

3.          Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit    Requirements) Rules 2010                                                        3

 

SCHEDULE A – AMENDMENTS              4

SCHEDULE B - AMENDMENTS                                                                         6

SCHEDULE C – Amendments                                                                        7

 

 

Part 1        Preliminary

1           Name of Rules

These Rules are the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 8).

2.          Commencement

These Rules commence on:

(a) 20 September 2011; or

(b) if registered after 20 September 2011, the day after registration.

3.          Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010

Schedules A, B and C amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010 as amended.


 Schedule A - Amendments

 

[1]         Schedule 2, Clause 2 Minimum benefit, Table:

            

Delete:

                           Northern Territory                                                  $303

            

Insert:

                           Northern Territory                                                  $313

 

 

[2]         Schedule 3, Subclause 2(2) Minimum benefit, Table 1:

 

Delete:

Schedule 3, Subclause 2(2) Minimum benefit, Table 1

            

Insert:  

Table 1

Public hospitals

Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

Band 4

 

 

 

 

 

NSW

$226

$253

$279

$313

ACT

$226

$253

$279

$313

Northern Territory

$226

$258

$300

$313

Queensland

$233.50

$261

$287

$320

South Australia

$226

$258

$285

$313

Tasmania

$219

$261

$303

$350

Victoria

$221

$262

$305

$350

Western Australia

$243

$243

$243

$243

 

[3]      Schedule 4, Clause 6 Minimum benefit, Table 1:

 

Delete:

Queensland                                  $98.50

 

Insert:

Queensland                                  $102.00

 

Delete:

South Australia                            $103.00

 

Insert:

South Australia                            $106.00

 

 

Delete:

Tasmania                                      $118.05

 

Insert:

Tasmania                                      $121.30

 

[4]      Schedule 4, Clause 6 Minimum benefit, Table 2:

            

             Delete:

                           Private hospitals                           $61.90

 

             Insert:

                           Private hospitals                           $60.55

Schedule B - Amendments

 

 

[1]         Schedule 1, Part 2, Subclause 6(3) Surgical Patient

 

Delete:

 

36650, 39133

 

[2]         Schedule 3, Part 2, Subclause 5(1) Non-band specific Type B day procedures

 

             After:

 

                          35688

 

             Insert:

 

                          36650

 

After:

            

                          39118

 

             Insert:

            

                          39133

Schedule C ―Amendments

[1]         Schedule 5, Clause 4 Facilities, Table:

 

The table in Clause 4 of Schedule 5 of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit

Requirements) Rules 2010 is amended as set out below:

 

After:

 

Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre

215 Greenhill Road, EASTWOOD  SA 5063

 

Insert:

 

Adelaide Surgicentre

89 King William Street, KENT TOWN  SA  5067

 

After:                                                                                              

 

Knox Private Hospital

262 Mountain Highway, WANTIRNA  VIC  3152

 

Insert:

 

La Trobe Private Hospital

cnr Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, BUNDOORA  VIC  3083

 

Delete:

 

The CAPS Clinic

7 Phipps Close, DEAKIN  ACT  2600

 

After:

 

Toowong Private Hospital

496 Milton Road, TOOWONG  QLD  4066

 

Insert:                 

 

Toowoomba Hospice

57b O'Quinn Street, TOOWOOMBA  QLD  4350

 

After:

 

Skin Cancer Day Surgery

19 Cleveland Road, ASHWOOD  VIC  3147

 

Insert:

 

Sole Vita Surgery

7 Phipps Close, DEAKIN  ACT 2600

 

Note

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

2.       These Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010, which commenced on 29 January 2010.