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The Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient Classification (AN-SNAP) is a casemix classification used for activity based funding, clinical management and other purposes.
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has developed AN-SNAP Version 5.0 through detailed statistical analysis of public hospital activity and cost data, as well as consultation with jurisdictions, clinical experts and other subacute care stakeholders.
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA) primary function is to calculate and deliver an annual national efficient price (NEP). The NEP is a major determinant of the level of Australian Government funding for public hospital services and provides a price signal or benchmark for the efficient cost of providing public hospital services.
The Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2022–23 (the Pricing Framework) is the key strategic document underpinning the national efficient price and national efficient cost for the 2022–23 financial year.
This report was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Health Reform Act 2011 and section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. The report includes IHPA's audited financial statements, as required by section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act.
The purpose of the Shadow Pricing Guidelines is to provide guidance for the use of shadow pricing in the development and implementation of changes to classification systems. The Shadow Pricing Guidelines establishes guiding principles for commencing shadow pricing, reporting requirements during the shadow pricing period and criteria for progression to pricing.
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 have been updated to reflect the changes in the Australian Accounting Standards Board 16 (AASB 16), which were introduced on 1 July 2019.
The AHPCS Version 4.1 comprises of:
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Data Request Specifications, Private Sector, Round 24 (Financial Year 2019-20)6 August 2021
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Data Request Specifications contain detailed guidance regarding the data fields required for submission of Round 24 NHCDC private sector data.
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Data Request Specifications, Public Sector, Round 25 (Financial Year 2020-21)30 July 2021
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Data Request Specifications contain detailed guidance regarding the submission of Round 25 (2020–21) NHCDC data.
Each year, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) publishes the General List of In-Scope Public Hospital Services (the General List) as part of the National Efficient Price Determination. The General List defines public hospital services eligible for Commonwealth funding, except where funding is otherwise agreed between the Commonwealth and a state or territory.
The Back-casting Policy outlines the process the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority follows when back-casting the national efficient price or national efficient cost to enable calculation of the Commonwealth’s funding contribution, as set out in the Addendum to the National Health Reform Agreement 2020–25 (clause A41).
The Mental Health Phase of Care (MHPoC) Clinical Refinement Testing Project aimed to determine whether refinements to the MHPoC recommended as part of the 2017 Clinical Refinement Project improved the reliability of how MHPoC definitions are applied by clinicians. This report outlines the findings from the testing and recommendations on the future refinement of the MHPoC. This report was approved by the Pricing Authority in May 2021.
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Work Program and Corporate Plan 2021–22 has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of section 225 of the National Health Reform Act 2011 and section 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for the reporting periods 2021–22 to 2023–24.
IHPA requires accurate activity, cost and expenditure data from jurisdictions on a timely basis in order to perform its core determinative functions.
This data plan sets out IHPA's rolling Three Year Data Plan, covering the period 2021–22 to 2023–24. The Three Year Data Plan specifies the data requirements and timelines that IHPA will use to collect data over the next three years.
The IHPA Data Compliance Policy describes the process and criteria by which IHPA will publicly report on compliance by jurisdictions with the data requirements and data submission dates specified in the current Three Year Data Plan 2021-22 to 2023-24.
This document provides the technical specifications for how the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) developed the activity based funding models for the service streams to be funded for the National Efficient Price and the National Efficient Cost Determinations 2021–22.