Proposal to list medical devices supplied by Cardinal Health Australia 503 Pty Ltd
Pharmac is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
What we’re proposing
Pharmac is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices supplied by Cardinal Health Australia Pty 503 Ltd (“Cardinal”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2021.
We propose to list medical devices in the following category:
Consultation closes at 4pm Thursday 21 October 2021 and feedback can be emailed to email@example.com.
What would the effect be?
From 1 December 2021 Cardinal’s range of respiratory equipment and consumables would be listed under the proposed national agreement for all DHBs to purchase under, subject to consultation and approval by Pharmac’s Board or delegate (“Agreement”).
The Agreement would not be for sole supply, with DHBs continuing to be able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of respiratory equipment and consumables.
The Agreement would supersede any existing DHB contracts with Cardinal for the respiratory equipment and consumables listed in the Agreement. Any respiratory equipment and consumables listed in the Agreement and purchased by a DHB would be at the price, terms and conditions stated in the Agreement, effective from the date of listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
As part of the Agreement Cardinal would provide appropriate training and educational services and clinical support that would be tailored to the individual needs of DHBs.
Pricing for the medical devices in the Agreement, subject to any prior termination of the Agreement, would not be increased without prior consultation and approval by Pharmac.
Who we think will be interested
- Suppliers and wholesalers
- Clinical and non-clinical DHB staff:
- Clinical/biomedical engineers
- Anaesthetists and anaesthetic technicians
- Clinical staff involved with airway management and emergency respiratory resuscitation
- Respiratory clinicians
- Respiratory therapists
- Pulmonary function specialists
- Pulmonary rehabilitation specialists
- Procurement and supply chain personnel
About respiratory equipment and consumables
Respiratory care is a health specialty involving the diagnosis, assessment, treatment and management of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.
The respiratory equipment and consumables category includes oxygen delivery consumables and accessories, aerosol delivery devices and associated consumables, non-powered humidifiers (passive and bubble) and associated tubing and consumables, laryngectomy and tracheostomy consumables, spirometers and respiratory muscle trainers and associated consumables, breathing filters, powered and non-powered respiratory suction devices and associated consumables, ventilator circuits and associated consumables and flow meters.
Why we’re proposing this
In 2017 Pharmac issued a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for:
The RFPs were for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
Pharmac has been working with suppliers to seek provisional agreements and this proposal is the latest to arise from this process. We expect to consult on further proposed agreements in this category over the coming months.
Details about our proposal
Pharmac has entered into a provisional agreement with Cardinal for a range of respiratory equipment and consumables. Pricing has been made available to appropriate DHB personnel.
The proposal would result in Pharmaceutical Schedule listings for 119 medical devices in the respiratory equipment and consumable products category under the following brands:
To provide feedback
Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm Thursday 21 October 2021.
All feedback received before the closing date will be considered by Pharmac’s Board (or its delegate) prior to making a decision on this proposal.
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