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 [...]

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 [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons Reject Health Fund Intervention In Clinical Care (US Managed Care)

2017-11-06T18:29:23+11:00January 29th, 1999|News|

"Private Health Funds seeking to influence clinical care in Australia will find themselves in conflict with the great majority of practising doctors" Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr John Harrison, said in Sydney today. A programme known as Measures of Appropriate Clinical Care (MACC) financed by Australia’s [...]