Private Health Insurance Stakeholder Consultation

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

16 December 2015

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons affirms:

  • Measures aimed at reducing complexity and improving consumer information about private health insurance coverage;
  • That private health insurers should strive for greater transparency in insurance packages and interactions with health care providers. Patients and their health care providers need easily translatable and transparent information to ensure optimal care.
  • The increased promotion of value for money for consumers, including strategies to reduce growing out-of-pocket costs and addressing exclusionary policies that offer little or no value to consumers;
  • Development of a consistent approach to the use of quality indicators for performance that are supported by a rigorous evidence base and subject to regular review;
  • That the vast majority of surgical procedures conducted by surgeons in Australia are performed appropriately and within acceptable cost parameters.
  • That insurance policies which effectively only cover for treatment as a private patient in a public hospital should be discontinued.

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