AMA submission to the National Health Performance Authority

24 Mar 2011

The AMA made a submission in response to the National Health Reform Amendment (National Health Performance Authority) Bill that was tabled in Parliament on 3rd March 2011 and referred to the House of Reps Standing Committee on Health and Ageing for inquiry. Amendments were sought to empower the new Authority to report on, and impose penalties for, data manipulation and to address other issues of concern including adequate consultation with medical practitioners. The Authority will report on the performance of: local hospital networks; public hospitals; private hospitals; primary healthcare organisations; and other bodies or organisations that provide health care services.