PBS Cost Recovery Information Forum – Webinar Recording and Resources Available
Page last updated: 17 February 2020
On 12 February 2020, the Department of Health hosted an information forum via webinar to commence consultation on proposed cost recovery arrangements which, pending final government approvals, would apply from 1 July 2020.
If you were unable to watch the webinar live, please register to view the on demand recording and access the resource documents. If you were able to attend the live webinar, please use your login details via the above link.
The consultation paper is available PBS Process Improvements page.
Public consultation will be open until Monday 16 March 2020. Please submit your comments and feedback to the implementation team via email (PBSimprovements@health.gov.au).
The Australian Government and Medicines Australia signed a five-year Strategic Agreement committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable PBS.
The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working collaboratively since late 2017 to deliver on commitments under clause 10 of the Strategic Agreement. Improved processes and revised cost recovery arrangements support the Government’s commitment under the Strategic Agreement to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.
These improvements support the joint commitment to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of the PBS listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.
This was the sixth webinar in a series of information forums that will help to ensure industry, consumers and clinicians are kept up to date on PBS process improvements and transparency measures.