Medibank poised to snap up Myhealth from Crescent Capital

2021-01-25T10:29:28+11:00January 25th, 2021|Members Only, News|

Medibank poised to snap up Myhealth from Crescent Capital Private equity group Crescent Capital Partners is poised to sell its Myhealth medical centre business to ASX-listed health insurer Medibank Private. Gerry Harvey's family office, with another two family offices acting as a syndicate, were interested in buying Myhealth but Crescent [...]

Private patients get raw deal as public/private hospital system is thrown out of balance

2020-06-03T14:47:16+10:00June 3rd, 2020|News, Press Releases|

“Patients with private health insurance could be placed on waiting lists because of C19 crisis contracts that are no longer consistent with reality”, Chairman of ASOS, Dr Simon Coffey said in Sydney today. We have been fortunate in Australia to have a balanced public/private health sector and public/private hospital system. [...]

Private Health Insurance – Where to from here?

2019-03-19T12:35:05+11:00March 19th, 2019|Member Updates, Members Only, Press Releases|

The AMA has supported some of the Government’s recent attempts to improve private health insurance and health literacy. Helping people to understand what their insurance covers across insurers, policies, and clinical definitions is a step forward. These reforms should help build some confidence for people that their insurance has true [...]

Article by Dr John Cunningham on Basic Bronze, Silver, Gold

2018-10-12T15:59:40+11:00October 12th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Medical Observer Dr John Cunningham 5th October 2018 The government’s looming private health insurance reforms are a slick marketing gimmick. It will still mean patients making wagers on their future health. Next April will see the rollout of Federal Government reforms of the private health insurance sector — an attempt [...]

Private Health Insurance & MBS Presentations – RACS Update

2018-09-25T17:11:03+10:00September 16th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Dear members Please find below some excellent resources that will help to bridge the gap on the issues we been facing with the MBS review and Private Health Insurance. Meeting with Orange orthopods Item numbers Medicare Review - What they haven't told you Update - RACS original submission to the [...]

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 Update

2018-06-05T14:13:18+10:00June 5th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member This bill was read a 2nd time on 31/05/18.  It has bipartisan agreement.  The summary has been drawn from Labor’s response. Main points are as follows: ALP agrees that there is a ‘private health insurance crisis’ which it says is caused by 27% increase in premiums since [...]

Clinical Definitions for Private Health Insurance

2018-05-07T16:50:10+10:00May 7th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear Health Minister, The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons seeks an urgent meeting with yourself to discuss a matter of national importance concerning proposals to define medical conditions into Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold cover categories as per the current draft. ASOS appreciates the efforts you are making to clarify [...]

URGENT – Clinical Definitions for PHI

2018-05-07T17:07:49+10:00April 27th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member, Medical groups have been given until 4 May (email sent to the College on the 24th April, and to medical groups on the 27th April), to respond to the above by Private Health Insurance Consultation. ASOS believes this rushed time period is unacceptable given the complexity and [...]

Update on Private Health Insurance

2018-04-23T12:44:40+10:00April 17th, 2018|Members Only, News|

Dear ASOS members, Our ASOS executive meets tonight and will be updated on private health insurance matters. ASOS remains concerned that changes involving recategorisation of private health insurance coverage, into basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold, will add greater complexity to private health insurance. We are also concerned that insurers may [...]

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 [...]

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