Medibank pressured to explain secret Calvary deal

MEDIBANK Private is under pressure to reveal the terms of a secret 11th-hour deal with the Calvary private hospital group in light of its earlier vow to refuse payment in the event of an arbitrary list of complications. 

The two sides ended their bitter dispute on Sunday with a new three-year agreement, after Medibank offered an independent clinical review process to decide cases where responsibility for adverse outcomes is unclear. 

Consumers and doctors groups have slammed the refusal to explain whether the insurer held fast to its list of 165 “highly preventable