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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Determination 2017 to apply an Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) cap to attendance items, coronavirus (COVID-19) telehealth items, one cardiac item and to index EMSN benefit caps of a fixed dollar amount.
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Registered 20 Nov 2020
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Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment (Indexation) Determination 2020

I, GREG HUNT, Minister for Health, make the following Determination.

Dated   19 November 2020                

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1— Amendments                                                                                          2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment (Indexation) Determination 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day after this instrument has been approved by each House of Parliament.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The later of:

(a) 1 January 2021; and

(b) the day after this instrument has been approved by each House of Parliament

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 10B of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1— Amendments

Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Determination 2017

1 Subsection 4(1) (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Item

Maximum increase ($)

13200

1,714.20

13201

2,488.35

13202

66.45

13203

110.65

13206

66.45

13209

11.15

13210

5.45

13212

72.00

13215

49.85

13218

718.90

13221

22.20

13251

110.65

13260

65 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

14201

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

 

14202

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

16399

24.65

16400

11.35

16401

56.20

16404

33.75

16406

110.65

16407

65 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

16408

65 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

16500

33.75

16501

67.40

16502

22.50

16505

22.50

16508

22.50

16509

22.50

16511

112.30

16512

33.75

16514

16.90

16515

179.65

16518

179.65

16519

336.75

16520

336.75

16527

179.65

16528

336.75

16530

65 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

16564

224.50

16567

224.50

16570

224.50

16571

224.50

16573

224.50

16590

224.50

16591

112.30

16600

33.75

16603

67.40

16606

134.80

16609

258.25

16618

106.70

16624

145.95

16627

314.35

32500

110 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

32520

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

32522

10 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

32523

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

32526

10 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

32528

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

32529

10 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

42504

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

42505

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

42702

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

42705

15 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

45560

35 percent of the Schedule fee for the item

82100

22.20

82105

16.65

82110

22.20

82115

55.35

82130

16.65

82135

22.20

82140

16.65

 

2 Paragraph 4(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

 

(a)subsections 10ACA(7A) and 10ADA(8A) apply to item 11704, 14100, 20142, 30071, 31560, 32504, 32507, 34106, 37619, 42590, 42738, 42739, 42740, 45003, 45025, 45026, 45200, 45203, 45206, 45545, 45614, 45617, 45620, 45623, 45624, 45632, 45635 and 45652 of the general medical services table; and

 

3 Paragraph 4(3) (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Group

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

A10

A11

A12

A13

A14

A15

A17

A18

A19

A20

A21

A22

A23

A24

A26

A27

A28

A29

A30

A31

A32

A33

A35

A36

A39

A40

A41

T6

 

 

4 Paragraph 4(4) (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

           

Group

M3

M6

M7

M8

M9

M10

M11

M12

M14

M15

M16

M17

M18

M19

O1

 

 

5 Paragraph 4(5)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

 

                (a)    subsections 10ACA(7A) and 10ADA(8A) apply to items 13899 of the general medical services table and items 75001, 75004, 75150, 75153, 82150, 82151, 82152, 90183, 90188, 90202 and 90212 in a determination made under subsection 3C(1) of the Act; and

                   

 

6 Paragraph 4(6) (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Item

Maximum increase ($)

55054

80 percent of the Schedule fee for the item.

55700

33.20

55703

16.65

55704

38.75

55705

16.65

55706

55.30

55707

38.75

55708

16.65

55709

22.15

55712

66.35

55715

22.15

55718

55.30

55721

66.35

55723

22.15

55725

22.15

55729

16.65

55762

33.20

55764

88.45

55766

33.20

55768

83.00

55770

33.20

55772

88.45

55774

38.75