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Question On Notice No. 1439 asked in the Legislative Council on 28 June 2018 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to Legislative Council question on notice No. 1188, in relation to private patients admitted to public hospitals, and I ask:
(a) are there any outstanding claims prior to 2014-15 and please detail those by year and health service; and
(b) given health insurance claims are only pursued within two years of the invoice date, what is the amount of health insurance claims abandoned in each financial year from 2014-15?

Answered on 11 September 2018

I am advised that:

(a) The below table identifies any outstanding claims prior to 2014-2015 by year and health service.

Health Service

Year

Amount

 

 

 

Child & Adolescent Health Service

2013/14

$353.15

East Metropolitan Health Service

2012/13

$111,511.10

East Metropolitan Health Service

2013/14

$234,143.49

North Metropolitan Health Service

2012/13

$682,057.09

North Metropolitan Health Service

2013/14

$941,294.24

South Metropolitan Health Service

2012/13

$1,082.00

South Metropolitan Health Service

2013/14

$7,539.00

 

(b) 

Health Service

Year

Amount

Children and Adolescent Health Service

2017/18

$546,778.55

East Metropolitan Health Service

2016/17

Nil

East Metropolitan Health Service

2017/18

Nil

North Metropolitan Health Service

2017/18

$2,083,000.00

South Metropolitan Health Service

2014/15

$386,389.87

South Metropolitan Health Service

2015/16

$1,063,338.36

South Metropolitan Health Service

2016/17

$878,987.00

South Metropolitan Health Service

2017/18

$51,910.52

WA Country Health Service

2014/15

$2,445.00

WA Country Health Service

2015/16

$64,615.00