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Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

1 October 2010

The Department of Health and Ageing has developed a new website which provides a comprehensive overview of current Australian Government Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes used to inform decisions about the registration of health technologies for use in Australia and the reimbursement of these technologies provided under various funding programs, including the Medicare Benefits Schedule, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Prostheses List.

The website is part of the Australian Government's response to the December 2009 Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia (HTA Review) and arose from stakeholders identifying the need to have comprehensive information about Australian Government HTA processes available in one central point in an easy to use format.

The website also provides a portal to the HTA Access Point (referred to during the HTA Review as a single entry point) which will assist potential applicants seeking assessment of codependent and hybrid technologies.

Access the new Australian government HTA website at: Health Technology Assessment.