Applicants

Page last updated: 03 August 2017

Applicant Guidelines

To apply for public funding Applicants are required to provide a completed application form which, among other things, confirms lobbyist status and requests the Applicant provide a statement of clinical relevance from an associated professional body/organisation and consumer group.

Application Form Guidelines

Application Form Guidelines (PDF 281 KB)
Application Form Guidelines (Word 551 KB)

Technical Guidelines for preparing Assessment Reports

The Guidelines for preparing Assessment Reports for MSAC (Investigative and Therapeutic Guidelines) and associated Assessment Report templates are intended to provide practical information on how to present evidence to MSAC when seeking Australian Government funding of a medical service. Although the Guidelines have been written for Applicants and Health Technology Assessment Groups from the medical profession and industry, they are also intended to provide information to other interested stakeholders, including clinical and patient groups, and the general community.

It should be noted that the text within the Assessment Report templates have been written in red hidden text which provides instructions or suggestions for completing the different sections of the template. It is envisaged that this will assist the members of the Evaluation Sub-Committee and MSAC by providing information in a standard format.

Further, at the time of publication of these Guidelines, some of the overlap questions within Appendix 7 of the Investigative Guidelines have been subject to review as part of the revision process to update the Technical Guidelines for preparing assessment reports for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). This Appendix in the MSAC Investigative Guidelines will be updated accordingly once the corresponding Appendix in the PBAC Guidelines in relation to co-dependent technologies have been finalised.

Investigative Guidelines for Preparing Assessment Reports (PDF 3216 KB)
Investigative Guidelines for Preparing Assessment Reports (Word 2390 KB)

Therapeutic Guidelines for Preparing Assessment Reports (PDF 2032 KB)
Therapeutic Guidelines for Preparing Assessment Reports (Word 1114 KB)

Applicant Templates

Application Form Template

Application Form (Word 533 KB)
Application Form (PDF 220 KB)

Assessment Report Template

SBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Investigative (PDF 1013 KB)

SBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Investigative (Word 695 KB)
SBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Therapeutic (PDF 670 KB)
SBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Therapeutic (Word 577 KB)

Consultation Survey

This feedback survey relates to the application form and Population, Intervention, Comparator and Outcome (PICO) Confirmation for new and amended requests for public funding (including but not limited to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)).

Please use this template to prepare your feedback on the application form and/or the PICO Confirmation. You are welcome to provide feedback from either a personal or group perspective for consideration by the Department of Health when the application is being reviewed.

Consultation Survey (PDF 99 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 508 KB)

Other Templates

Below is the clinical utility card proforma to be used by applicants and assessment groups for applications related to genetic testing for heritable mutations. See Application 1411.1 for an example.

To apply for public funding under this process, intending Applicants are required to first provide a completed Application Form (using the Application Form Template). This part of the usual MSAC process helps inform a determination, as part of the suitability process, of whether the Clinical Utility Card proforma and process might apply.

CUC Proforma (PDF 180 KB)
CUC Proforma (Word 101 KB)

CUC Glossary (PDF 112 KB)
CUC Glossary (Word 79 KB)