In May 2016, The Prescription published the first in a series of blogs about communicating detrimental changes to private health insurance products. Here we are – a little over 12 months later – and it … Continued
Wednesday 22 February 2017 This a question that we have focussed on in recent months when working with home care providers as they prepare for the reforms which commence next week. Some providers have simply … Continued
Tuesday 7 February 2017 Last year the ACCC took action about potentially misleading success rate claims and comparisons published on the websites of IVF clinics. Another regulated health service where there is often information asymmetry between … Continued
Tuesday 6 December 2016 The Commonwealth Department of Health recently announced that applications are now open for general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in selected Primary Health Network regions around Australia to become … Continued
Tuesday 15 November 2016 Yesterday, the ACCC published a media release in relation to its investigations into ‘success rate’ claims for IVF procedures. The ACCC has reviewed content from the websites of major Australian IVF … Continued
Friday 4 November 2016 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week published its 17th annual report to the Australian Senate on competition and consumer issues in the private health insurance industry. As … Continued
Tuesday 25 October 2016 Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the healthcare sector are once more on the agenda with the NSW Government announcing in mid-September that it is looking to partner with established non-government hospital … Continued
Thursday 20 October 2016 My colleagues and I in the healthcare team at Maddocks have a bit of a running joke about not talking about the prostheses list with a stranger (or, at least, not … Continued
Thursday 8 September 2016 Each adult in Australia is presumed to have capacity to exercise their right of self-determination and give or withhold consent to medical treatment unless this presumption is rebutted. Once consent to … Continued
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