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  • Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Medicare Australia to require certain documents to be produced by a medical practitioner during a compliance audit; and provide that a practitioner unable to substantiate an amount paid for a service may be liable to pay a penalty. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    to: enable nurse practitioners and appropriately qualified and experienced midwives to request appropriate diagnostic imaging and pathology services for which Medicare benefits may be paid; and allow these health professionals to prescribe certain medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Medical Indemnity Act 2002
    ,
    Medicare Australia Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to enable the minister to determine, by legislative instrument, the maximum increase of benefit payable under the Extended Medicare Safety Net for specified Medicare Benefits Schedule items. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Establishes Health Workforce Australia as an independent statutory body to implement Council of Australian Governments (COAG) health workforce initiatives agreed to in November 2008 including funding, planning and coordinating clinical training, supporting clinical training supervision and health workforce research and planning, funding simulation training, and providing advice to Health Ministers. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998
    to: extend the appropriation period from five to six years; and increase the amount appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund by $10.25 billion. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to allow specialists and consultant physicians access to the 90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme where the original claim for the Medicare benefit is submitted electronically to Medicare Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to correct a broad offence provision relating to ‘complying health insurance policy’; and the
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to pharmacists substituting items under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments as a result of the new regulatory framework imposed by the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Dental Services) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable eligible patients to access up to $4,250 in dental benefits over two consecutive calendar years; and introduce new dental items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: establish a legislative framework to enable the introduction of an accreditation scheme for practices providing diagnostic imaging services covered by the Radiology Quality and Outlays Memorandum of Understanding; and allow for the extension of accreditation schemes to other diagnostic imaging services in the future. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Inappropriate and Prohibited Practices and Other Measures) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Medicare Australia Act 1973
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to replace and strengthen existing prohibitions on inducements and payment of benefits by providers of Medicare funded pathology and diagnostic imaging services to requesters of such services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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