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The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority is committed to providing the Australian health care industry with a nationally consistent method of classifying all types of patients, their treatment and associated costs. Consequently, resources continue to be devoted to the ongoing development of a Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) classification system based on local clinical practice.
The purpose of this costing study was to undertake an analysis of CALD patients to inform a policy decision for whether an adjustment is warranted to the National Efficient Price for CALD patients.
As prescribed in Section 225 of the National Health Reform Act 2011 (the Act), the objectives of the IHPA Work Program are to:
- set out IHPA’s work program for the coming year; and
- invite interested persons (including states and territories) to make submissions to the Pricing Authority about the work program up to 30 days after publication.
An extract of Section 225 of the Act is attached at Appendix 1.
The purpose of this report is to review the costs of providing care to Indigenous patients accessing public hospital services. This work was commissioned in response to stakeholder concerns that the national activity based funding system does not adequately reflect Indigenous patient costs.
IHPA has developed a robust set of standard costs for the revised List of standard items associated with conducting clinical trials in Australia.
ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Ninth Edition was implemented between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2017 for classifying episodes of admitted patient care across Australian hospital services.
The ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification system is comprised of the following classifications:
The Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) Version 8.0 was implemented from July 1, 2016 and is the Australian Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) patient classification system that provides a clinically meaningful way of relating the types of patients treated in the hospital to the resources required by the hospital. AR-DRGs incorporate the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS.
The AR-DRG Version 8.0 is published as a set of three Definition Manuals described below.
Home Enteral Nutrition, Home Total Parenteral Nutrition and Home Ventilation Services Costing Study Report16 January 2015
The Costing study on Home Enteral Nutrition, Home Total Parenteral Nutrition and Home Ventilation Services was undertaken in 2014. The purpose of the study was to review the costs associated with the delivery of public hospital services to patients receiving home enteral nutrition, home total parenteral nutrition and home ventilation services. The study include a literature review, stakeholder consultation and costing the respective services based on data collected from the jurisdictions.