News and Media Releases - Bupa Australia and NZ | Bupa (health-cost)

2019
03
June
2019
Bupa's Managing Director Dr Dwayne Crombie has weighed in on a new independent report highlighting the urgent need for change within Australia's health system. ...
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21
May
2019
With the federal election result settled, health insurers say they’re focussed on providing value for members and keeping costs down.  ...
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26
April
2019
Health insurer Bupa is driving down costs for customers with a range of initiatives including the Members First Extras Network and discounts for those under 30. ...
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2018
31
October
2018
Patients will now be able to look up the average cost of a hospital medical procedure, such as a hip replacement or childbirth, and also the likely out-of-pocket medical fees they may face thanks to a new online calculator developed by Bupa. ...
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06
July
2018
The ABC reports: Surgeons are performing heart procedures, such as pacemaker implants, with the help of health technicians who are employed by the device manufacturers and have sales targets, industry insiders have claimed. ...
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05
July
2018
​The ABC’s 7:30 has revealed secret payments made by medical device companies to private hospitals, which may contribute to increasing private health insurance premiums. ...
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26
March
2018
Doctors are charging patients up to 10 times more than the Medicare fees for hospital procedures, while others are charging secret gap fees, News Corp has reported.    ...
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22
February
2018
Improving the health system and cutting unnecessary expenses is better than finger pointing for rising costs, says Dr Dwayne Crombie, Bupa Australia’s Managing Director of Health Insurance. ...
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07
February
2018
Bupa's Managing Director of Private Health Insurance, Dr Dwayne Crombie, writes in The Australian, "If private healthcare is going to be sustainable and an effective choice for Australians, then collectively we need to solve the complex challenges th...
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2017
02
October
2017
As cost of living pressures mount, Bupa has revealed that the average customer could be almost $600* a year better off simply by being more selective about where they go for dental, physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments. ...
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04
September
2017
Australians blame health insurers for rising costs in the health system, new consumer research reveals, but an industry expert argues specialists & hospitals are fuelling rocketing costs, leaving insurers to pick up the tab. ...
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29
July
2017
Australia’s largest health insurer, Bupa, is again urging large scale reform of the health system to bring costs down and improve affordability. ...
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29
May
2017
While the health benefits of sports are well known, Bupa has released figures showing the costs of common sports injuries. ...
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21
April
2017
Australians are turning to private health funds to combat healthcare costs, writes Dwayne Crombie, and Bupa is up to the challenge. ...
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2016
19
October
2016
Managing Director of Bupa Health Insurance Dr Dwayne Crombie today made the following comments, welcoming the Federal Government's decision to reform the country's prostheses list pricing. ...
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