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The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered effectively to provide better health outcomes to the Australian community. 

 

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MTAA welcomes industry working group to improve patient access to medical technologies – 5 February 2016
The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has welcomed Minister Ley and the Turnbull Government’s announcement to establish an industry working group represented by health insurers, medical device manufacturers and suppliers, hospitals, clinicians and consumers.
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MTAA letter to the editor on "Fee hikes crackdown on insurers" – 2 February 2016
write regarding an article in the Weekend Australian, Fee hikes crackdown on insurers. The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) represents manufacturers and distributors of innovative medical technologies that treat disease and disability and save lives. MTAA wants to ensure that any major policy changes proposed in the private health insurance sector that impact the Prostheses List and ultimately patient access to appropriate medical technologies are factually based.
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Letter to the AFR Editor - Reply to Prostheses Article – 27 January 2016
Senator Dean Smith's article on private health insurance presents a view of prostheses pricing which is simply not correct. The regulation of the Prostheses List has its genesis back in 1985 when health funds would not leave clinical choice of prostheses to specialist surgeons. Australians do not want to see the Americanisation of our health insurance system. Australians want to see patient access to innovative medical technology based upon the clinical advice of medical specialists, free of interference from private health insurance funds. Full Story.
Full letter published on the Australian Financial Review

 

MTAA welcomes NSW government commitment to innovative medical devices – 10 December 2015
The Private Health Insurance Lobby has today sought to steer debate away from premium increases imposed by their companies by attacking the mechanisms by which clinicians are able to choose the best implantable technology to suit their patients. The Medical Technology Association of Australia does not support the Private Health Insurance Lobby’s campaign to deregulate the list of prostheses available to patients, as it would lead to an Americanisation of the health system, transferring too much power to private health fund accountants and away from treating clinicians.
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Value of Technology Program

The Value of Technology (VOT) Program contributes to an improved understanding of the impact of advances in medical technology on healthcare expenditure in Australia, and the associated costs and benefits for the healthcare system and community. Find out more



 

Fact Book

The Australian medical technology industry had turnover of approximately $11.8 billion in 2012-13 (including IVDs and dental) and imported goods to the value of $5.59 billion and exported goods to the value of $2.23 billion. Find out more



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Upcoming Training and Events

2.2 Complying with the Code of Practice - 19 February 2016, Sydney

MedTech Forum: Medical Device Regulatory Round-up  - 4 March 2016, Sydney

1.5 Introduction to Operating Theatre Protocols - 30 March 2016, Melbourne

1.5 Introduction to Operating Theatre Protocols 2014-2015 - 15 April 2016, Sydney





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