Call for Public Comment
Draft MSAC Guidelines Summary Available for Comment
The Department is seeking to engage with stakeholders regarding draft guidelines to support the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) assessment processes. Background to the MSAC processes is provided in the form of an Overview of the New Arrangements for Listing on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
The guidelines are presented in two parts:
· Overview of Guidelines for the Processes Supporting the Medical Services Advisory Committee - this document summarises the guidelines for MSAC's evidence appraisal process.
Guidelines for Preparing Assessment Reports for the Medical Services Advisory Committee - this is a comprehensive paper that provides detailed information and guidelines for those who wish to compile the evidence for the Evaluation Sub-Committee (ESC) Assessment Report themselves.
The second document is a draft version of the full MSAC guidelines and will be released shortly.
A deadline for comment on both guideline documents will be set once the draft version of the full guidelines is released. Any comments can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries regarding these documents or would like to request a meeting, please contact the Health Technology Assessment hotline on (02) 6289 7550.
Decision Analytical Protocols (DAP) for public comment
To provide comment on the Consultation DAP currently being considered you need to register.Feedback can be provided from either a personal or group perspective for consideration by the PASC when the Consultation DAP is being reviewed.
Once you are registered click here to complete the feedback forms on the Consultation DAP.
If you would like to make more extensive comments on the Consultation DAP, than the online survey allows, please email email@example.com to obtain a word version.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback form on a Consultation DAP to consider the options by which a proposed medical service might be subsidised through the use of public funds.
Please find below the consultation DAPs which are linked to the feedback forms.
The following Public Consultation stage will open as advised below.
Release Date: 25 March 2013
Response Preferred: 8 April 2013
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Response Preferred: 22 March 2013 - CLOSED
Reviews now Closed
Review of Medicare-funded ophthalmology services (first-stage)The draft report for the review of Medicare-funded ophthalmology services (first-stage) has been developed, and is now available for public consultation. The report details the methods, findings and evidence-based analysis used for the review, based on the review protocol.
The Department is sought feedback on the critical appraisal of clinical practice guidelines, the clinical questions and methodology guiding the review, and the proposed minor amendments to specific MBS items.
Public consultation on the report closed 9 November 2011.
Ophthalmology Review Report (PDF 3531 KB)
Ophthalmology Review Report (Word 7298 KB)
Public consultation feedback form for Ophthalmology Review Report (Word 355 KB)
Review of Medicare-funded ophthalmology services (second-stage)
Draft review protocolThe draft protocol for the review of Medicare-funded ophthalmology services (second-stage) has been developed, and is now available for public consultation. The protocol outlines the methodology to guide evidence-based analysis to support the review.
The Department is sought feedback on the proposed methodology and clinical questions to guide the review. Public consultation on the protocol closed 25 November 2011.
1178r2 Ophthalmology Second Stage Review Protocol (PDF 645 KB)
1178r2 Ophthalmology Second Stage Review Protocol (Word 726 KB)
Public consultation feedback form for Ophthalmology Second Stage Review Protocol (Word 355 KB)
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