Online stakeholder forum on Prostheses List reforms — Advice

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) hosted an online stakeholder forum on 25 January 2023 to present its Advice on Bundling Arrangements for General Use Items on the Prostheses List.

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The purpose of this advice is to support the private health sector in establishing alternative arrangements for the payment of benefits for these items once they are removed from the Prostheses List on 1 July 2023.

The webinar provided an overview of IHACPA’s advice on bundling arrangements and invited discussion on its interpretation and use across the private health sector through a live Q&A session.

    Event details

    • Webinar: Introduction to IHACPA Advice on Bundling Arrangements for General Use Items on the Prostheses List
    • Date: Wednesday 25 January 2023
    • Time: 12pm – 1pm AEDT
    • Cost: Free.


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    Ms Joanne Fitzgerald

    Acting Chief Executive Officer, IHACPA

    Ms Joanne Fitzgerald is the Acting Chief Executive Officer at IHACPA. Prior to this, she was Director, AR-DRG Development and was responsible for developing and managing the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups classification system.

    Joanne has more than 15 years’ experience as a health information manager working with health classifications in both the public and private health sector.

    Joanne has worked as a clinical coder, manager of medical record departments and at the NSW Ministry of Health.

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    Prof Kees van Gool

    Executive Director, Pricing and Analytics, IHACPA

    Prof Kees van Gool is a health economist with extensive experience in international, national and regional health policy research. In addition to his role at IHACPA, he leads the Centre of Research Excellence on Value-Based Payments in Cancer Care, based at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

    Prof van Gool's previous roles include Deputy Director at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at UTS, as well as Health Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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    Dr Trent Yeend

    Senior Data Scientist, IHACPA

    Dr Trent Yeend has a PhD in mathematics and over 15 years' experience in advanced data analytics, statistical modelling and policy advice in the public sector and academia.

    Dr Yeend has been with IHACPA since its establishment in 2011, where his roles have included leading the technical development of national pricing models and several of the classification systems.

    More recently, Trent has led the development of advice on benchmark pricing for prostheses in Australian public hospitals.

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