PBS Process Improvements

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The Department of Health hosted a webinar on 1 March 2019 to provide industry, consumers and clinicians with information on the details of stage one PBS process improvements relating to the Intent to Apply step and pre-submission meetings processes.

The session provided an overview of the changes in these areas and outlined the new processes which will apply from 1 July 2019.

The Department has developed procedure guidance documents and forms to support the implementation of the process improvements.

The webinar, procedure guidance and forms are available for feedback and comments up till 20 March 2019. If you are not already registered, please register below to access the information.

Any comment and feedback can be sent to PBSImprovements@health.gov.au up until 20 March 2019.



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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEDT



The Australian Government signed a five year Strategic Agreement with Medicines Australia committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable PBS.

The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working since late 2017 to deliver on commitments to streamline medicines listing processes and revise cost recovery arrangements as set out 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 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.

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