|October 2017||Prostheses Rules made reducing benefits by $188 million annually from 2018 and further $115 million in 2020.|
|January 2018||Establishment of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs.|
|February 2018||80% of the 2018 Prostheses List benefit reductions come into effect and 50% reduction in Superior Clinical Performance (SCP) premiums for some hip and knee implants.|
Establishment of advisory committee on Improved Models of Care.
Mental health waiting period Rules drafted.
|March 2018||Exposure Draft of legislation released for public consultation |
Legislation introduced to Parliament to support:
|April 2018||Mental health waiting period Rules come into effect.|
|End May 2018||Exposure draft of the Rules (as outlined below) released for consultation.|
|June 2018||Legislation passed.
Rules made to:
|July – August 2018||Private Health Insurance reforms incorporated into 2019 premium round process|
|August 2018||The remaining 20% of the 2018 Prostheses List benefit reductions come into effect.|
|October to December 2018||Advice to government from advisory committees on Improved Models of Care (including mental health care and rehabilitation care) and models for improved transparency of out-of-pocket costs received.|
|January 2019||Second Tier Arrangements come into effect|
|February 2019||Removal altogether of SCP premiums from the Prostheses List (note the suffix will remain).|
|April 2019||Private Health Insurance Reforms come into effect.|