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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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Letter to Editor RE: “Healthcare waste costs $20 bn a year” - 23 April 2016

One of the primary assertions in the article, and that of the Private Health Insurance Lobby, is that the Prostheses List as it currently operates is driving up the cost of private health insurance. The fact is the average benefit paid by health funds per item on the Prostheses List over the last five years has increased by 0%. That’s right, zero

 

New logo demonstrates MedTech industry’s commitment to ethical standards of conduct – 18 February 2016
A new Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice Logo is the centrepiece of an awareness campaign launched by MTAA to reinforce its members’ commitment to the highest ethical standards of conduct. MedTech companies eligible to display the logo are committed to upholding the standards contained in the Code, including restrictions on hospitality and sponsored travel offered to healthcare professionals.
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MTAA Letter to Editor, HBF scales back plea on health premium hike, 11 February 2016 – 11 February 2016
Jessica Gardner (“Medibank and the prosthetics crackdown explained”) makes a good point that prosthetics reform will not be a simple reform, and indeed it won’t. This is why the Minister for Health, with the full support of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), established the industry working group to come up with workable reform options. As in the consideration of any reform, the prostheses reform needs to be based upon facts and to date some of the facts have been missing.
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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
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. Much of the commentary critical of the Prostheses List ignores the key facts that private health insurance premium increases have been more than 6% per annum, or 35% since 2010.
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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


 

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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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1.5 Introduction to Operating Theatre Protocols 2016-2017 - 20 October 2016, Brisbane





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