Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2014-15

The Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2014-2015 builds on the two previous Pricing Frameworks (2012-2013 Pricing Framework and 2013-2014 Pricing Framework). For simplicity, where IHPA reaffirmed a previous principle, the supporting argument was not restated in this paper. In a departure from previous years, IHPA issued the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2014-2015 prior to releasing the NEP and NEC Determinations, which were made publicly available in February 2014. This change in timing provided an additional layer of transparency and accountability by making available the key principles, scope and approach adopted by IHPA to inform the NEP and NEC Determinations.