She Won’t Be Right Mate

2020-10-07T16:27:46+11:00October 2nd, 2020|Members Only, Papers & Presentations|

Dear ASOS member As you are aware, there are many changes occurring in the private healthcare sector.  I have tried to summarise the complex trends that are occurring and provide my own views on what I believe they mean. In many ways, the same themes have occurred constantly over the [...]

AHPRA Medical Gap Cover Report

2018-10-23T17:17:19+11:00October 23rd, 2018|Member Updates, Report|

Dear members, Here is the APRA Private Health Insurance Medical Gap publication which provides data on in-hospital medical services as issued 16 August 2018. Private Health Insurance Medical Gap June 2018 Private Health Insurance Medical Gap Glossary Note: The proportion of services for which there was no gap or known [...]

Private Health Insurance Consultation – Submission

2018-03-28T09:08:13+11:00October 24th, 2016|Members Only, Resources|

1. The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) maintains that by any measure, Australia enjoys high standards of orthopaedic medical treatment and hospital care due to high standards of training in orthopaedic surgery and related specialties, innovation in medical technology, and an established public and private hospital system. Most importantly, Australians have a choice [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons Warn Against Health Fund Managed Care

2017-11-06T18:47:05+11:00June 1st, 2007|News|

"Attempts to force patients to demand cheaper prostheses by price discrimination of some implant products could be counter productive to good clinical care," Chairman, Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Gary Speck said in Melbourne today. "It seems everyone including health fund CEOs want to tell our patients what implant [...]

Surgeons Call on MBF to Guarantee the Best Spare Parts for Patients

2017-11-06T18:31:56+11:00September 9th, 1999|News|

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons today called on the chairman of MBF, Mr John Condie, to personally guarantee that MBF will meet in full the cost of any prostheses which an orthopaedic surgeons believes is the best quality replacement part for a patient undergoing surgery. "MBF has asked hospitals [...]

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