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This document guides costing practitioners on the steps to capturing end-to-end COVID-19 activity and expenses under the National Partnership Agreement (NPA). It identifies the principles to be applied, the scope of activity and costs to be funded, cost allocation methods and NPA specific cost centres for cost allocation. This document also introduces two new non-patient products and provides information on how to create and map intermediate products.
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 eighth rolling Three Year Data Plan, covering the period 2020–21 to 2022–23. The Three Year Data Plan specifies the data requirements and timelines that IHPA will use to collect data over the next three years.
IHPA is responsible for relevant data collections to enable activity based funding. IHPA’s Data Access and Release Policy outlines the principles and processes adopted by IHPA in the discretionary access and release of data collected under the National Health Reform Act 2011. The Policy provides guidance as to how IHPA will determine whether to release data.
Each year, 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.
On 13 March 2020, the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments signed the National Partnership on COVID-19 Response, in order to provide financial assistance for the additional costs incurred by health services in responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.