Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2013-14

In June 2012, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) published the National Efficient Price Determination for 2012-13, and the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2012- 2013 that underpinned the determination. In September 2012, IHPA released a consultation paper on key issues that IHPA was considering in the preparation of the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2013-2014. Submissions were received from over 40 organisations, including all state and territory governments and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The vast majority of these submissions are available on IHPA website. These submissions were carefully considered by the Pricing Authority, and incorporated into this document where appropriate. Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2013-2014 builds on Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2012-2013. For simplicity, where IHPA has reaffirmed a previous principle, the supporting argument has not been restated in this paper.