About Policy Submissions

We regularly make submissions to national level inquiries. If you are after a submission from earlier than listed here, please contact us.

6 October 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is providing this submission in response to the First Report of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Principles and Rules Committee, and to add to our responses provided via the online survey about the First Report.

4 October 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The need for and use of chaperones in the medical profession is a challenging issue for all concerned and one that CHF supports the investigation of. Due to the short timeframe in which submissions were called for we have not had time to consult our members explicitly on this submission. However...

4 October 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum
CHF was pleased that one of the initial stated intentions in revising the Standards was to make them more consumer focused. However, we feel that this intent has not been realised in the current draft as a substantial number of the comments from our original submission and the consultation with healthcare consumers have not been taken into consideration.
30 September 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is aware that many concerns have been raised about the awarding of the contract for the National Register to Telstra Health. However it is clear from the Bill that the Commonwealth is the custodian of the data in the register and as such has the responsibility to ensure that sufficient /...

30 September 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Discussion Paper identified a number of key areas that the Panel wanted advice on to help shape its recommendations. Consistent with our desire to have a 21st century health system that has the consumer at its centre our submission concentrates on changes which would have a direct impact on...

7 September 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF welcomed the opportunity to put in a submission on these proposed savings measures. We did not have time to consult our members explicitly on this Bill but we did consult them when the measures were announced as part of the Budget and as the measures have not changed the position remain the...

29 January 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Integrated and coherent health policy should start with the healthcare consumer and their needs. Wider policy must recognise the link between the nation’s overall health status and productivity: an investment in healthcare is an investment in the health of the budget itself.

14 December 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The current state of private health insurance in Australia is one prone to fragmentation and offering little value to consumers. Many insurance policies lack adequate coverage for even basic needs, yet consumers feel pressured to take out such policies in order to have some form of coverage....

19 November 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is concerned that the link between actual costs incurred and thresholds/rebates would be further weakened by the proposed legislation and this will be to the detriment of consumers.

12 November 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Consumers and the wider community need to have a better understanding of what Medicare care is. CHF recommends a community awareness programme about Medicare and the MBS. We will get more judicious Medicare outlays when people are more engaged with their healthcare and healthcare choices through...

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