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Primary Health Care Advisory Group Discussion Paper

Published: 2015 National

Health, and being in good health, is important to everyone and influences how we feel, function and participate in the community. As well as an individual’s experience or understanding of their health, social determinants of health and cultural contexts of health and health care need to be taken into account.

Draft National Maternity Framework

Published: 2017 National

Overall, HCCA consumers felt that the Draft National Framework for Maternity Services appears to be strong in its vision, values and principles, and recognises the importance of equitable access to woman-centred, culturally safe, evidence-based care. The framework approach gives a more flexible model for service delivery planning than a more…

Review: Urgent After-Hours Primary Care Services Funded through the MBS

Published: 2017 National

HCCA would like to emphasise that consumers do not choose and attribute the Medicare item number to a service. However, consumers’ needs and preferences should be considered in making any changes to the system. Without sufficiently understanding consumer need for health care after-hours, it is difficult to say whether restricting…

Senate Inquiry into Chronic Disease

Published: 2015 National

HCCA made this submission to the Senate's Standing Committee on Health on Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care. HCCA sees an enhanced focus on primary health care within the community as cost effective and a way to reduce spending in tertiary care. Primary health care, health promotion…

Financial & Tax Practices of For-Profit Aged Care Providers

Published: 2018 National

As a result of takeover activity during the past decade, a small number of major private providers are now responsible for the accommodation of tens of thousands of aged care residents, and the stewardship of billions of dollars of refundable accommodation payments.

Commonwealth Department of Health: Options to Reduce Pressure on Private Health Insurance Premiums Paper

Published: 2017 National

This submission responds to an Options paper on reducing pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals. HCCA's feedback comes from consulting with consumers.

Senate Inquiry into Out-of-Pocket Costs in Australian Healthcare

Published: 2014 National

This is a submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Out-of-Pocket Costs in Australian Healthcare. It emphasises the impact of growing out-of-pocket costs on people with chronic conditions, families with young children and marginalised groups.

Consideration of Hepatitis treatments Sofosbuvir & Simeprevir

Published: 2014 National

HCCA supports the addition of Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir to the Australian Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). HCCA strongly advocates for the introduction of these treatments in Australia to ensure choice, opportunity and access to these medicines which present significant advantages over currently available treatment options.

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority: Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18

Published: 2016 National

HCCA's Submission to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority's Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18.

Review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professionals

Published: 2014 National

The six key objectives of NRAS all have impacts on consumers, particularly, protection of public safety, facilitation of high-quality education and training, promotion of access to health services, and the development of a flexible, responsive and sustainable health service.

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