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IHPA recognises the need for the pricing of public hospital services to respond in a timely manner to the introduction of new health technologies and innovations in models of care.
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.
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.
IHPA has a role to investigate and make recommendations concerning cross-border disputes between states and territories, and to make assessments of cost-shifting disputes. This Framework outlines the processes to investigate these disputes following a request by a health minister to ensure the timely, equitable and transparent management of these disputes.
National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC), Private Hospital Report, Round 22 (Financial year 2017 – 18)17 April 2020
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 22 (financial year 2017-18) of the NHCDC for acute admitted care provided by overnight private hospitals.
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.
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Report, infographics and articles present the results from the Round 22 NHCDC (financial year 2017-18).
These documents describe the hospital costs submitted by jurisdictions for the following activity streams:
The purpose of the Policy is to outline the processes by which IHPA adjusts for instability in the year-on-year price weights and adjustments.
The purpose of the Assessing Materiality of Changes Proposed to the National Pricing Model document is to outline the process IHPA follows when assessing the materiality of proposed changes to the national pricing models such as the introduction of new adjustments or alternative pricing policy approaches.
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 Clinical Coding Practice Framework aims to support national consistency in clinical coding practice, by providing guidance in defining and promoting good practices for those involved in the clinical coding process.
It was developed by the Health Information Management Association of Australia in conjunction with the Clinical Coders’ Society of Australia, and incorporated feedback from public consultation.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (the Act) regulates the internal reporting of suspected wrongdoing or disclosable conduct within public sector agencies. It provides a framework and protections for public officials who make eligible disclosures under the Act.
The IHPA Data Access and Release Policy (formerly Information Release Policy) outlines the principles and processes adopted by IHPA in the discretionary access and release of data under the National Health Reform Agreement and the National Health Reform Act 2011.
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Data Request Specifications, Round 23, (Financial year 2018-19)2 August 2019
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Data Request Specifications (DRS) contain detailed guidance regarding the submission of Round 23 NHCDC data.