Senate Inquiry into Price Regulation on the Prostheses List

(2018) 25 JLM 324-330

7 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018

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Emma Holden

ANU College of Law

Thomas Alured Faunce

Australian National University

Date Written: February 28, 2018

Abstract

A recent Senate Inquiry investigated the Prostheses List (PL) which has been an integral part of the private health care system since its introduction in 1985. The PL sets the price of various prostheses products available for private health insurance patients. In recent years, however, the PL has come under scrutiny due to the inflated prices of prostheses, lack of transparency from the list's creators and regulators, and increased premiums. This column critically analyses the recent Senate report, particularly as to whether it appropriately addressed the various concerns and issues raised in submissions and terms of reference of the inquiry and what ongoing role the PL should have in the Australian Healthcare System.

Keywords: Prostheses, Orthopaedic Surgery, Health Law, Cost Effectiveness Regulation

JEL Classification: I33, O34

Suggested Citation

Holden, Emma and Faunce, Thomas Alured, Senate Inquiry into Price Regulation on the Prostheses List (February 28, 2018). (2018) 25 JLM 324-330. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3132130

Emma Holden

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Thomas Alured Faunce (Contact Author)

Australian National University ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
61 2 61253563 (Phone)

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