SICK: Medibank Private has drawn up a list of treatments it no longer wants to pay for.
SICK: Medibank Private has drawn up a list of treatments it no longer wants to pay for. Vilevi

Medibank Private changes could see patients pay more

PRIVATE health insurer Medibank Private is negotiating new contracts with private hospitals, in a move that Queensland doctors say will leave patients exposed or forced to pay more.

The nation's largest health insurer has secured deals with 50 private hospitals across Australia, including 15 in Queensland.

It is in the process of negotiating with several more but will not reveal which ones, though it is understood the Wesley Hospital and St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital are among them.

As part of negotiations, Medibank has listed 165 adverse events it will no longer pay for, describing them as preventable, hospital-acquired complications.

They relate to falls, bed sores and surgical problems.

Read more about this on ABC News Online.



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