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  • Health Insurance Amendment (Provider Number Review) Bill 2007

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    Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to vary the frequency of reviews of the operation of the Medicare provider number legislation from two years to five years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (100% Medicare Rebate and Other Measures) Bill 2004

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    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 2003
    to: increase the Medicare rebate from 85 per cent to 100 per cent of the schedule fee for services provided by general practitioners; and ensure that families who are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A are also eligible for the lower $300 safety net threshold. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Podiatric Surgery and Other Matters) Bill 2004

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    Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to provide for payment of benefits for hospital treatment associated with podiatric surgery;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to provision of Hospital Casemix Protocol data;
    National Health Act 1953
    to provide for the continuing supply of pharmaceutical benefits in the event of the death of an approved pharmacist; and
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    and
    Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Other Measures) Act 2003
    to correct drafting errors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare) Bill 2004

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    Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce new safety-nets to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket costs incurred for out-of-hospital Medicare services above a specified threshold in a calendar year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003

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    Date
    28 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998
    to enable registered private health funds to offer insurance plans to cover all out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-hospital Medicare rebatable services in excess of $1 000 in a calendar year; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to establish a new safety-net for concession card holders to cover 80 per cent of out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-hospital Medicare rebatable costs which have exceeded $500 in a calendar year; and provide for the introduction of an electronic direct billing option (whereby patients assign their Medicare rebate to their doctor and pay only the gap amount to the doctor), to be available to general practitioners who participate in the General Practice Access Scheme. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2003

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    Date
    14 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Care (Appropriation) Act 1998
    to: extend the operation of the Act for a 5-year period commencing on 1 July 2003; appropriate an amount from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for hospital services provided, and projects and programs conducted during the new 5-year period; amend the definition of “eligible person”; provide for additional conditions to apply to grants of financial assistance; and delegate certain ministerial powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 [2004]

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    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    National Health Act 1953
    to: increase the maximum number of members of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; provide for payment and/or waiver of recovery of 90 per cent of the value of pharmaceutical benefits supplied from an unapproved relocated pharmacy where the pharmacist has subsequently obtained approval; allow an agent to make and sign an application for a pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) safety net concession or entitlement card; provide that certain ministerial determinations apply to the supply of pharmaceutical benefits by hospitals in the same way as they do to supply by pharmacies; clarify the decision-maker’s discretion to cancel approvals to supply pharmaceutical benefits; and allow a medical services provider to send claims directly to the Health Insurance Commission;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    Health Insurance Commission Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that special supply arrangements can be used for the funding particular medicines not available through the PBS;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to restore specialist recognition status for certain specialists; and ensure that overseas trained doctors do not receive Medicare benefits for assisting at operations unless they have an exemption or have committed themselves to providing services in districts of workforce shortage; and
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to make technical amendments and corrections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003

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    Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995
    to clarify the circumstances under which medicare and residential care benefits paid to compensation claimants can be recovered; and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to expand the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register to include previous foreign immunisation of children where these are notified to the Health Insurance Commission by recognised immunisation providers or prescribed bodies; and update certain definitions. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995
    and contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003 [2004]

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    Date
    06 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998
    in relation to the obligations of registered organisations; and to remove the rule change assessment process which requires registered health benefits organisations to submit all rule changes for government approval and replace it with a system of monitoring and compliance; and
    National Health Act 1953
    to: increase the powers of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) to investigate complaints and resolve disputes; provide for an annual “state of the health funds” report by the PHIO; and make amendments to the lifetime health cover provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Other Measures) Bill 2003

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    Date
    11 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    in relation to payment of Medicare benefits for diagnostic imaging services. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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