IHPA publishes an annual National Efficient Price (NEP) Determination for public hospital services for each coming financial year. The NEP underpins ABF across Australia for Commonwealth funded public hospital services.
IHPA publishes an annual National Efficient Cost (NEC) Determination for public hospital services for each coming financial year. The NEC underpins funding for services that are not suitable for ABF, such as small rural hospitals. The NEC determines the Commonwealth Government contribution to block funded hospitals.
Compare costs and activity data from public hospitals across the country.
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
IHPA is an independent government agency established by the Commonwealth as part of the National Health Reform Act 2011. IHPA was established to contribute to significant reforms to improve Australian public hospitals. A major component of these reforms is the implementation of national Activity Based Funding (ABF) for Australian public hospitals.
Provide the health care sector with a nationally consistent method of classifying all types of patients, their treatment and associated costs in order to provide better management, measurement and funding.
Each patient episode needs to be counted. This includes inpatient admissions, emergency department presentations and outpatient appointments as well as a range of mental health and rehabilitation services.