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This table presents cost bucket level cost data from Round 20 of the National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) for all end classes identified in the Australian National Sub and Non-Acute Patients (AN-SNAP) classification.
The Pricing Framework for Australian public hospital services 2019-20 builds on the seven Pricing Frameworks from previous years. The Pricing Framework is the key strategic document underpinning the National Efficient Price (NEP) and National Efficient Cost (NEC) Determinations for the financial year 2019-20.
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Data Request Specifications v1.0, Round 22, (Financial Year 2017-18)16 October 2018
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Data Request Specifications (DRS) list the data elements to be submitted to IHPA and include the validation rules which will be applied to the data on submission.
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.
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 sixth rolling Three Year Data Plan, covering the period 2018-19 to 2020-21.
The objective of the IHPA Impact of New Health Technology Framework (the Framework) is to outline the process by which IHPA, through the CAC, will monitor and review the impact of new health technologies on the existing classifications in order to accurately account for them in the pricing of public hospital services.
In consultation with the CAC, IHPA will:
The Back-casting Policy outlines the process IHPA follows when back-casting the NEP or the NEC for the purpose of the calculation of the Commonwealth’s funding, as set out in the NHRA (clause A40).
The purpose of the Framework is to guide the timely, equitable and transparent processes by which IHPA investigates both cross-border and cost-shifting disputes following a request by a Health Minister.
A jurisdiction may request IHPA to consider any legitimate and unavoidable costs in the delivery of public hospital services. The purpose of this Framework is to assist jurisdictions in making submissions to IHPA on this issue, to layout the process which IHPA will follow in assessing submissions, and the process to determine adjustments to the NEP.
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Public Hospitals Cost Report, Round 20 (Financial year 2015-16)7 March 2018
This NHCDC Australian Public Hospitals Cost report includes the result of participation across the various jurisdictions. The report investigates a number of specific questions relating to hospital costs for admitted, non-admitted and emergency department services. The report includes jurisdiction level data and the national cost weight tables.
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 Version 4.0 was developed through extensive consultation with jurisdictions and stakeholders. The AHPCS Version 4.0 comprises:
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Private Hospital Cost Report, Round 20 (Financial year 2015-16)13 February 2018
The private sector National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) is a voluntary collection that produces a range of hospital cost and activity information by the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG). This report includes the findings from Round 20 (financial year 2015-16) of the NHCDC for acute admitted care provided by overnight private hospitals.
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Independent Financial Review, Round 20 (Financial year 2015-16)17 January 2018
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) is the primary data collection that the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) relies on to calculate the National Efficient Price used for the funding of public hospital services. To ensure that the quality of NHCDC data is robust and fit-for-purpose, IHPA commissions an independent financial review to assess whether all participating hospitals have included appropriate costs and patient activity.