The Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18 is IHPA's primary public consultation mechanism. Feedback received from stakeholders informs the development of the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18 which sets out the policy rationale and decisions regarding IHPA’s program of work and the decisions in the National Efficient Price and National Efficient Cost Determinations for 2017-18.
This year the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services will be released at the same time as the NEP17 and NEC17 Determinations in early March 2017. This revised timeframe reflects the detailed work IHPA has undertaken to identify and investigate a variety of options for incorporating safety and quality into the pricing of public hospital services for NEP17. This follows from a Direction issued to IHPA by the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Aged Care following from the Heads of Agreement signed at the Council of Australian Governments meeting in April 2016.
Submissions should be emailed as an accessible Word document to submissions.ihpa [at] ihpa.gov.au or mailed to PO Box 483, Darlinghurst NSW 1300 by 5pm on Monday 31 October 2016.