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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:
The Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2021–22 (the Pricing Framework) is the key strategic document underpinning the national efficient price (NEP) and national efficient cost (NEC) Determinations for the financial year 2021–22 (NEP21 and NEC21 respectively).
The 2015-16 Pricing Framework builds on the three previous Pricing Frameworks (2012-13 Pricing Framework, 2013-14 Pricing Framework and 2014-15 Pricing Framework). For simplicity, where IHPA has reaffirmed a previous principle, the supporting argument has not been restated in this year’s paper. IHPA issued the Pricing Framework prior to releasing the NEP and NEC Determinations, which were made publicly available in March 2015.
This Discussion Paper develops the elements of a Draft Pricing Framework for use by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority in the national implementation of activity based funding (ABF) for Australian public hospitals.