MBS Review Taskforce
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) is undertaking a program of work that considers how more than 5,700 items on the MBS can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice to improve health outcomes for patients. The Taskforce will also seek to identify any services that may be unnecessary, outdated, or potentially unsafe.
Report from the Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee
National Health Reform Plan
The Government released stage two of its National Health Reform Plan on 13 April 2010, containing further information on the areas of reform and final details of the National Health and Hospitals Network plan. Read the report A National Health and Hospitals Network: Further Investments in Australia's Health.
The Prime Minister announced on 3 March 2010 the Government's plans for major changes in the funding of health and hospital care. Read the Government's proposed changes in the National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia's Future report.
Review of Health Technology Assessment
Read the report of the 2009Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia (HTA Review)released by the Minister for Health and Ageing and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation on 27 February 2010.
AIHW Reports on Medication use for Arthritis and Osteoporosis
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released a report on Medication us for arthritis and osteoporosis 26 February 2010.