Glossary of terms

Here’s a guide to assist you in understanding the meaning of the terminology used by CBHS.

  • Australian Health Service Alliance (AHSA)

    CBHS is a member of the Australian Health Service Alliance Ltd (AHSA), which is a service company representing a number of small to medium size private health insurance funds. The company was formed in 1994 to provide management services to these Funds throughout Australia. By pooling their resources and creating AHSA, participating funds are able to respond more effectively to the numerous changes occurring in the private health industry.

    AHSA provides a range of services including management of: 

    • Provider relationships
    • Negotiation of contracts
    • The collection, dissemination and analysis of data
    • Access Gap Cover
    • Integrated Health Management Services
    • Prostheses and claims support
    • Educational services and training


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