Allied Health High Cost Claim Indemnity Scheme (AH HCCS)
Under this scheme the government funds 50% of the amount of claims that exceed the AH HCCS threshold, up to the limit of an allied health professional’s indemnity.
Applications for claims under the AH HCCS can only be made by:
- an eligible Medical Indemnity Insurer (MII)
- an eligible Medical Defence Organisation (MDO).
If you don’t represent an eligible MII or MDO, you can’t apply to claim under the AH HCCS.
The AH HCCS reimburses MDOs and MIIs 50% of the eligible costs above the AH HCCS threshold up to the allied health professional’s indemnity limit. The current AH HCCS threshold is $500,000.00.
The Medical Indemnity Act 2002 is the legislation that applies to the AH HCCS.
Read the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 on the Federal Register of Legislation website.
An AH HCCS application can only be made for eligible claims against certain allied health professionals. Applications can only be submitted by a representative of an eligible MII or MDO.
You need to use the Medical Indemnity Online Claims (MIOC) service in HPOS to submit an application under the AH HCCS.
Page last updated: 30 October 2020
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