health funds

Health fund reform needed says ADA

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The Australian Dental Association’s submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Private Health Insurance Inquiry, published on the Inquiry website last week, highlights the discriminatory, anti-competitive and at times unethical way some health funds are operating in the ‘extras’ insurance […]

Feeling the squeeze

Are health-fund-owned dental clinics invaders or saviours? Andy Kollmorgen investigates Corporate dentistry has well and truly arrived in Australia, and these days it comes in all shapes and sizes—including extra large. Its earliest incarnation involved businesses like the Townsville-based 1300SMILES […]

The problem with preferred providers

Preferred provider schemes are an area of concern in the dental profession.

There is great concern in the dental profession about the influence and effect of private health insurers and their preferred provider agreements. Chris Sheedy speaks with experts about the future, and how great businesses will survive the challenge It makes […]