Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee

This page contains information on the Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee.

Page last updated: 24 July 2018

On 8 September 2016 the Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee was established to examine all aspects of private health insurance and provide government with advice on reforms including:

  • developing easy-to-understand categories of health insurance
  • developing standard definitions for medical procedures across all insurers for greater transparency and simplifying billing
  • ensuring private health insurance meets the specific needs of Australians living in rural and remote Australia.
Media release "New Committee to provide recommendations on private health insurance reform"

The committee met for the first time on 29 September 2016. The outcomes, including discussion and next steps, from each meeting will be published here under the Meeting Summary link below.

Committee membership

Chair

Dr Jeffrey Harmer AO has been selected to chair the Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Committee members have been selected from the following organisations:
  • Consumers Health Forum - Mr Tony Lawson
  • COTA - Mr Ian Yates AM
  • Private Healthcare Australia - Dr Rachel David
  • Members Health Fund Alliance - Mr Matthew Koce
  • Australian Private Hospitals Association - Mr Michael Roff
  • Catholic Health Australia - Mr Toby Hall
  • Day Hospitals Australia - Ms Jane Griffiths
  • Australian Medical Association - Ms Anne Trimmer
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - Mr Philip Truskett AM
  • Allied Health Professions Australia - Mr Marcus Dripps
  • Medical Technology Association of Australia - Mr Ian Burgess
  • Independent expert - Mr Garry Richardson.

Committee – Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference guide the work of the Committee.

Committee – work plan

The Committee has agreed to the committee work plan. This will form the basis of Committee and working group considerations through to late 2017.

Committee – Meeting Summaries

  1. Meeting Number 1 - 29 September 2016
  2. Meeting Number 2 - 9 November 2016
  3. Meeting Number 3 - 7 December 2016
  4. Meeting Number 4 - 1 February 2017
  5. Meeting Number 5 - 22 February 2017
  6. Meeting Number 6 - 15 March 2017
  7. Meeting Number 7 - 4 April 2017
  8. Meeting Number 8 - 10 May 2017
  9. Meeting Number 9 - 14 June 2017
  10. Meeting Number 10 - 7 September 2017
  11. Meeting Number 11 - 8 November 2017
  12. Meeting Number 12 - 13 February 2018
  13. Meeting Number 13 - 11 April 2018
  14. Additional meeting, Product Design - 14 May 2018
  15. Meeting Number 14 - 19 June 2018

Working Groups and Workshops

Additional Information and resources

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