There is likely to be a lot of activity in the Private Health Sector in Australia in 2018, particularly in medical devices. Following on from the highly publicised five-year Prostheses agreement between the Commonwealth Department of Health and the Medical Technology Association of Australia, implementation of the agreement must now take place. The agreement included […]
Following a prolonged and very public debate about the price of implantable devices in private hospitals in Australia, an agreement has been reached between the Australian Federal Government and the medical device industry that will give certainty to manufacturers selling devices in the Australian market. The agreement has a downside in that $300 million of […]
Time is running out for Prosthesis list applications. Manufacturers seeking reimbursement from February next year must act now or wait until August 2018 before they get paid for implantable devices. Opportunity knocks but twice a year. There’s still time to get your listing application in but be quick
PLAC has signalled its intent to consult in its review of the Prostheses listing criteria. This is an important opportunity for sponsors of non-implantable technologies to have a say. The type of consultation that will take place has not been announced as yet, however sponsors should be ready to file a submission when an announcement is made. It is clearly time for a change and this represents the best opportunity for long-overdue reform.
Australia has always been viewed as an attractive market for implantable medical devices. This is due, in a large part, to the Australian Department of Health’s Prostheses List. The Minister of Health, Sussan Ley MP announced initial reforms to the Prostheses List. Guest author Sarah Griffin outlines what this means for medical device manufacturers.