Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs

This page contains information on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs.

Page last updated: 21 September 2018

On 2 January 2018 the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs was established to provide advice to the Minister on possible reforms covering:

  • Best practice models for the transparency of in-hospital medical out-of-pocket costs, and associated medical services in the community;
  • Legislation and regulatory barriers to consumer transparency of out-of-pocket medical costs;
  • The implementation of best practice models; and
  • Other related issues as directed by the Minister.

Media release “Expert committee to consider out-of-pocket medical costs”

Committee membership

Chair

Professor Brendan Murphy has been selected to chair the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs.

Committee members

Committee members have been selected from the following organisations:

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - Mr John Batten
  • Australian Medical Association - Dr Andrew Miller
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - Professor Steve Robson
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists - Professor David Scott
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists - Associate Professor Mark Daniell
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association - Dr Lawrie Malisano
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand - Professor Mark Frydenberg
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Professor Christian Gericke
  • Australian Private Hospitals Association - Dr Michael Coglin
  • Catholic Health Australia (St John of God Health Care) - Ms Cathy Ryan
  • Consumers Health Forum of Australia - Ms Jo Root
  • Australian Health Service Alliance- Mr Andrew Sando
  • nib - Mr Rhod McKensey
  • Australian Society of Anaesthetists - Dr Mark Sinclair

Committee – Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference guide the work of the Committee.

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