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  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC (April 2024)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 4-5 April 2024. MSAC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications will proceed to MSAC in April 2024.... More
    Closed 16 February 2024
  • Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (March 2024)

    Consultation has opened for the March 2024 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) agenda. The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. The PBAC considers these public consultation inputs when considering the clinical and economic evidence presented by the applicant. How to provide input Input can be submitted via the online... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Public consultation for MSAC Draft Framework for the Assessment of Radiopharmaceuticals

    The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has developed a Draft Framework for the MSAC assessment of radiopharmaceuticals. The purpose of this Framework is to identify the supplementary information requirements to those set out in the Guidelines for preparing assessments for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (“MSAC Guidelines”) to ensure that radiopharmaceuticals to be used within the scope of a proposed MBS item descriptor in an application for a new or... More
    Closed 21 November 2023
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC PASC (December 2023)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the PICO Advisory Sub-Committee (PASC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 7-8 December 2023. PASC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications... More
    Closed 3 November 2023
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC (November 2023)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 23-24 November 2023. MSAC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications will proceed to MSAC in July 2023.... More
    Closed 6 October 2023
  • Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (November 2023)

    Consultation has opened for the November 2023 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) agenda. The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. The PBAC considers these public consultation inputs when considering the clinical and economic evidence presented by the applicant. How to provide input Input can be submitted via the online... More
    Closed 20 September 2023
  • HTA Review - Expression of Interest for Deep-dives with the Reference Committee

    Expressions of interest for participating in a deep-dive with the Reference Committee for the HTA Review. Throughout the review the Reference Committee would like to have direct discussions with stakeholders who have in-depth knowledge or understanding on topics or issues highly relevant to the review. These deep-dives will allow the Reference Committee to unpack the more complex topics to ensure the review is based on a thorough and nuanced understanding of the... More
    Closed 1 September 2023
  • Expression of Interest: Consumer Member of the Enhanced Consumer Engagement Process Co-design Group

    The 2022-2027 Strategic Agreement between the Commonwealth and Medicines Australia includes a commitment to the co-design of an Enhanced Consumer Engagement Process (clause 6.3.2). The co-design aims to facilitate the capture of consumer and patient perspectives earlier in the health technology assessment (HTA) process to assist the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and other HTA advisory bodies to obtain an understanding of issues arising from new technologies, innovations... More
    Closed 21 August 2023
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC (July 2023)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 27-28 July 2023 MSAC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications will proceed to MSAC in July 2023.... More
    Closed 10 June 2023
  • Health Technology Assessment Policy and Methods Review – Consultation 1

    Consultation 1 is open until 6 June 2023 and is the first in a series of consultations. Consultation 1 aims to gather evidence or examples in relation to the objectives of the HTA Review, not previously considered through other recent stakeholder consultation relating to HTA . It seeks to allow a broad range of stakeholders to provide early input into the HTA Review, with a focus on assisting the Reference Committee, as set out in the terms of reference , to identify... More
    Closed 6 June 2023
  • Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (July 2023)

    Consultation has opened for the July 2023 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) agenda. The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. The PBAC considers these public consultation inputs when considering the clinical and economic evidence presented by the applicant. How to provide input Input can be submitted via the online... More
    Closed 24 May 2023
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC PASC (April 2023)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the PICO Advisory Sub-Committee (PASC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 13-14 April 2023. PASC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications... More
    Closed 10 March 2023
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC (March 2023)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 30 - 31 March 2023. MSAC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications will proceed to MSAC in... More
    Closed 10 February 2023
  • Conversations for Change - Expressions of Interest in joining a Community Conversation

    The views and experiences of patients (consumers) and their carers on medicines and medical services and products play an important part in informing advice to the Australian Government on what should be provided. A process called health technology assessment (HTA) is used to inform this advice and includes consideration of the views and experiences of patients and carers. The Office of Health Technology Assessment’s (OHTA) Consumer Evidence and Engagement Unit (CEEU) is looking... More
    Closed 22 January 2023
  • Conversations for Change Consultation Survey

    The views and experiences of patients (consumers) and their carers on medicines and medical services and products play an important part in informing advice to the Australian Government on what should be provided. A process called health technology assessment (HTA) is used to inform this advice and includes consideration of the views and experiences of patients and carers. The Office of Health Technology Assessment’s (OHTA) Consumer Evidence... More
    Closed 22 January 2023
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC PASC (December 2022)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the PICO Advisory Sub-Committee (PASC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 8-9 December 2022. PASC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications... More
    Closed 4 November 2022
  • Register for the HTA Consumer Symposium 2022, 18-19 October 2022

    The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Consumer Consultative Committee (CCC) is hosting its second Symposium “Conversations for Change” for health consumers and health consumer organisations with an interest in HTA. Over two half-days, the Symposium will explore the evolving role of consumers in the HTA process. Tuesday 18 October: 1.30pm – 5.30pm (AEDT), and Wednesday 19 October: 10.30am – 2.30pm (AEDT) ... More
    Closed 17 October 2022
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC (Nov 2022)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 24-25 November 2022. MSAC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. Consultation input must be received by no later than Friday, 7 October 2022 for it to be... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (November 2022)

    Consultation is now open for items listed on the November 2022 PBAC agenda. The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. The PBAC considers these public consultation inputs when considering the clinical and economic evidence presented by the applicant. Input can be submitted via the online survey. A copy of the questions asked in the survey... More
    Closed 21 September 2022
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC PASC (August 2022)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the PICO Advisory Sub-Committee (PASC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 11-12 August 2022. PASC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications... More
    Closed 8 July 2022
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC (July 2022)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 28-29 July 2022. MSAC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. Consultation input must be received by no later than Friday, 10 June 2022 for it to be considered by... More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Review of discount rate in the PBAC guidelines - Phase 2 consultation

    The Commonwealth has entered into a new Strategic Agreement in relation to reimbursement, health technology assessment (HTA) and other matters (the Agreement) with Medicines Australia acting on behalf of the innovator medicines industry. As agreed under Clause 5.2 of the Agreement, advice was sought from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) on whether the base case discount rate at 3A.1 of the PBAC guidelines aligns with international best... More
    Closed 1 June 2022
  • Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (July 2022)

    Consultation is now open for items listed on the July 2022 PBAC agenda. The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. The PBAC considers these public consultation inputs when considering the clinical and economic evidence presented by the applicant. Input can be submitted via the online survey. A copy of the questions asked in the survey can... More
    Closed 25 May 2022
  • Review of discount rate in the PBAC guidelines - Phase 1 consultation

    The Commonwealth has entered into a new Strategic Agreement in relation to reimbursement, health technology assessment (HTA) and other matters (the Agreement) with Medicines Australia acting on behalf of the innovator medicines industry. As agreed under Clause 5.2 of the Agreement, the Minister for Health has sought the advice of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) on whether the base case discount rate at 3A.1 of the PBAC guidelines aligns with international best... More
    Closed 29 April 2022
  • Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (May 2022 Intracycle Meeting)

    PBAC Intracycle meetings are held between the main PBAC meetings. Submission items considered by the PBAC at these meetings typically relate to matters arising from previous submissions but can also relate to new medicines. The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. All public consultation inputs are considered by the PBAC when... More
    Closed 8 April 2022
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC PASC (April 2022)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the PICO Advisory Sub-Committee (PASC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 13-14 April 2022. PASC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • Public consultation on applications to be considered by the MSAC (March/April 2022)

    Consultation is now open for applications that are anticipated to be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on 31 March - 1 April 2022. MSAC values consultation input from individuals and organisations with an interest in an application that it is considering, including experience of the medical conditions, services or technologies being addressed by the application. It is anticipated that the below-mentioned applications will proceed to MSAC in March/April... More
    Closed 11 February 2022
  • Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (March 2022)

    Consultation is now open for items listed on the March 2022 PBAC agenda. The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. The PBAC considers these public consultation inputs when considering the clinical and economic evidence presented by the applicant. Input can be submitted via the online survey which includes an option to upload a file. You... More
    Closed 27 January 2022
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