Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards - Version 4.0

The Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards (AHPCS) provide direction for hospital patient costing through the development of standards for specific elements of the costing process and reporting requirements.

The AHPCS Version 4.0 was developed through extensive consultation with jurisdictions and stakeholders.  The AHPCS Version 4.0 comprises:

  • Part 1: Standards – provides costing principles.
  • Part 2: Business Rules – provides practical guidance on how Standards are translated into action.
  • Part 3: Costing Guidelines – provides step-by-step guidance on how to cost particular services.

Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards version 4.0 - Online version