Tag: health insurance

Healthcare

Private Health Insurance – Paying for Value for Health Fund Members

Much debate has taken place since News Corp’s publication of the AMA’s list of fees - in health insurance. See AMA’s Private Insurance Report card for more details.   At Informa Insights, we did some research on what industry leaders have commented on this year’s controversial report. National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke says in…

5 Apr 2018, by Informa Insights

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Civica and Fraud Detection in the Private Health Insurance Industry

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit we spoke to Richard Fiddis, the Managing Director of Civica International and Rob Thomas, the Managing Director Health Solutions at Civica International about fraud detection and the work they do in the health sector of Australia. Can…

26 Jul 2016, by Informa Australia

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Ian McAuley: Public Finance & Australia’s Healthcare System

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit, we spoke with Ian McAuley, Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Sector Finance at the of University of Canberra about his research on Australia's health system. Can you…

14 Jul 2016, by Informa Australia

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The Federal Election, Medicare & You

With the Federal Election being held tomorrow, the issue of Medicare and (by extension) Private Health Insurance has once again been thrown into the spotlight with both the Coalition and Labor promising to keep Medicare public and ensure that our system and ensure that our system is free from privatisation. We spoke to Dr Paul…

1 Jul 2016, by Informa Australia

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The uncertain future of Medicare

As Medicare turned 30 earlier this year, it was becoming increasingly obvious that cracks in the system could no longer be ignored. We were joined by Dr. Avnesh Ratnanesan (Dr. Avi), Founder & CEO of Energesse recently, where he talked to us about the challenges in the reform of Australian healthcare and the difficulty of envisioning a future…

10 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

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How can we make healthcare more affordable for Australians?

The Australian healthcare system is one of the top four amongst the western countries according to a recent report conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. Yet the industry is met with soaring demand, underfunding and resource constraints. Private health insurers are playing a more important role than before to help and improve the healthcare system, in…

7 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

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AMA calls for reassessment of private healthcare

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently released a position paper that urges key groups to reassess the country's private healthcare system, especially regarding the role of GPs. According to AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton, the 'Position Statement on Private Health Insurance and Primary Care Services 2014' draws attention to the need to extend the scope of…

26 Mar 2014, by Informa Australia

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PRESS RELEASE: Three health reform priorities for the next government

The next government should use its first term to create an alternative to the Council on Australian Governments, create a single organisation to render hospital pricing and hospital safety more transparent to consumers, and deregulate private health insurance. Dr Paul Gross, a former Commissioner of the National Hospitals and Health Services Commission, will tell the…

19 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

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Terry Barnes explains the biggest challenges in private health insurance today

We had the opportunity to speak with Terry Barnes, Principal of Cormorant Policy Advice and Former Senior Policy Advisor to Michael Woodridge and Tony Abbott, who is speaking at the 10th Annual Health Insurance Summit on the 26th and 27th Of July in Sydney. 1. What are the biggest challenges currently facing Australia's private health…

19 Jul 2011, by Informa Australia