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These rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 to provide changes to the patient contribution payable per night for nursing-home type patients at public hospitals in some States and at private hospitals nationally. This adds 2 new MBS item numbers and reclassifies or adds existing MBS numbers that were inadvertently left out of the Rules in the past; and adds six new additional facilities that are eligible for second tier default benefits.
Administered by: Health
Made 14 Mar 2012
Registered 20 Mar 2012
Tabled HR 21 Mar 2012
Tabled Senate 22 Mar 2012
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 1)

 

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

 

 

 

____________________________________

Richard Magor

Assistant Secretary

Private Health Insurance Branch

Medical Benefits Division

Department of Health and Ageing

14 March 2012

 

 

 


Contents

 

 

PART 1            PRELIMINARY                 

 

1.          Name of Rules           3

2.          Commencement         3

3.          Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit    Requirements) Rules 2011                                                        3

 

SCHEDULE A – AMENDMENTS              4

SCHEDULE B AMENDMENTS                                                                        5

SCHEDULE C – Amendments                                                                        8

 

 

Part 1        Preliminary

1           Name of Rules

These Rules are the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 1).

2.          Commencement

These Rules commence on:

(a) 20 March 2012; or

(b) if registered after 20 March 2012, the day after registration.

3.          Amendment of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011

Schedules A, B and C amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 as amended.


 Schedule A - Amendments

 

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

 

Delete:

NSW                                            $104.90

 

Insert:

NSW                                            $109.10

 

 

Delete:

Northern Territory                        $75.23

 

Insert:

Northern Territory                        $75.83

 

 

Delete:

Tasmania                                      $121.30

 

Insert:

Tasmania                                      $122.25

 

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

            

             Delete:

                           Private hospitals                           $60.55

 

             Insert:

                           Private hospitals                           $60.15

Schedule B - Amendments

 

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

 

             After:

 

                           36654

 

Insert:

 

36658  36662  36663  36664  36666

 

 

[2]         Schedule 3, Part 2, Paragraph 4(1)(a)

 

             After:

 

                           13921

 

Insert:

 

13924

 

 

             After:

 

                           13930

 

Insert:

 

13933  13936

 

 

             After:

 

                           32095

 

             Insert:

 

                           32215 

 

 

             After:

 

                           35703

 

Insert:

 

36665

 

[3]         Schedule 3, Part 2, Subclause 5(1)

 

             After:

 

                           32180

 

             Insert:

 

                           32217

 

 

             After:

            

                           36650

 

Insert:

 

             36660  36667  36668

 

 

             After:

 

                           42692

 

             Insert:

 

                           42739

 

 

[4]         Schedule 3, Part 3, Subclause 8, Category 1 - Attendances

            

             Delete:

 

                           M2

 

                           10993  10994  10995  10996  10998  10999

 


 

[5]         Schedule 3, Part 3, Subclause 8, Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures

 

             Delete:

                          

                           36663  36664  36665  36666  36667  36668

            

            

             After:

 

                           42677

 

             Insert:

 

                           42738

 

 

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 2011 is amended as set out below:

 

After:

 

Abbotsford Private Hospital

61-69 Cambridge Street, WEST LEEDERVILLE  WA  6007

 

Insert:

 

ACT Endoscopy

2/70 Kent Street, DEAKIN  ACT  2600

 

After:

 

Calvary Private Hospital

Hardy Avenue, WAGGA WAGGA  NSW  2650

 

Insert:

 

Calvary Private Hospital

Haydon Drive, BRUCE  ACT  2617

Calvary Wakefield Hospital

300 Wakefield Street, ADELAIDE  SA  5000

 

After:

 

Canossa Day Surgery Centre

169 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, OXLEY  QLD  4075

 

Insert:

 

Capital Day Surgical Centre

2/9 Sydney Avenue, BARTON  ACT  2600

 

After:

 

Concept Day Hospital

218 Nicholson Road, SUBIACO  WA  6008

 

Insert:

 

Concord Private Hospital

55-57 Burwood Road, CONCORD  NSW  2137

 


 

After:

 

Tarietta Day Surgery

73 Kooyong Road, CAULFIELD NORTH  VIC  3161

 

Insert:

 

Tennyson Centre Day Hospital

520 South Road, KURRALTA PARK  SA  5037

 

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 2011, which commenced on 1 November 2011.