Acute Care Policy

2009 - 10

This project aimed to provide a mechanism to facilitate consumer consultation on private health insurance reforms announced in the 2009-10 Budget, and to provide consumer input to the development of reforms to acute care policy and systems. The project considered areas including the implementation of private health insurance incentive tiers, the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission Report, the development of new registries, the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman’s website www.privatehealth.gov.au, prostheses issues and other policy input and communication.

Project objectives:

  • Informed and strategic consumer advice to Government on implementation of the private health insurance reforms
  • Increased understanding by Government of consumer views about issues covered in the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission Report
  • Engagement with clinicians and representatives of the Prostheses and Devices Committees and subcommittees to ensure consumer views are effectively represented
  • Constructive input into the www.privatehealth.gov.au website to benefit health consumers
  • Building positive relationships between health consumer groups and private health insurer stakeholders

Funding

The Acute Care Policy 2009-10 project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

This project concluded in June 2010.