Development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) released a public consultation paper on the development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification (ANACC) on Friday 9 February 2018. The consultation process will close at 5pm on Friday 6 April 2018.

This consultation paper seeks stakeholders’ views on the potential characteristics of the ANACC system, including the patient condition and intervention characteristics that will form the key concepts in the classification hierarchy.

The paper describes the changing non-admitted care landscape in Australia. Issues considered include Australia’s demographic challenges and how this is impacting healthcare and service delivery, changes to the types of services provided in the admitted, non-admitted and primary care settings, innovations in models of care including chronic disease management and the impacts of digital transformation on data reporting and patient services.

The ANACC system is a new classification being established by IHPA to classify non-admitted care in the future. The new classification is being established with the aim of replacing the current Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Classification with a more patient centric model that will benefit data capture and also be useful beyond ABF for policy and other purposes. The development of the ANACC builds on a significant program of work to refine the ABF framework for non-admitted care.


Submitting comments

Digital and hard copy submissions are welcome. Submissions will be published in their original format on this page as soon as possible after they are received (unless the respondent advises otherwise).

Digital submissions

Please forward digital submissions to submissions.ihpa [at] (subject: Development%20of%20the%20Australian%20Teaching%20and%20Training%20Classification) . Preferred formats include .docx, .pdf and .rtf. If the content has been emailed to IHPA the text of email submissions will be reproduced in Word format.

Hard copy submissions

Please forward hard copy submissions to:

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
PO Box 483
Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Handwritten submissions will be scanned into PDF documents and uploaded to this page.

If you need help, or have further questions about the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification or the submission process, please contact IHPA via email, enquiries.ihpa [at], or phone, +61 2 8215 1100.

The submission period will end at 5pm on Friday 6 April 2018..


Submissions were forwarded to IHPA in a range of formats including Word, RTF, PDF and handwritten or typed hardcopy. In order to make submissions available as soon as possible, most submissions have been published in their original format. Handwritten submissions have been scanned into PDF documents. If the content has been emailed to IHPA the text of email submissions has been reproduced in Word format.
If you need help please contact IHPA by email enquiries.ihpa [at] or by calling +61 2 8215 1100.