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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.
The Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2020-21 (the Pricing Framework) is the key strategic document underpinning the National Efficient Price (NEP) and National Efficient Cost (NEC) Determinations for the financial year 2020-21.
IHPA has issued the Pricing Framework prior to releasing the NEP20 and NEC20 Determinations, which will be publicly available in March 2020, with the intention of providing an additional layer of transparency and accountability.
There is a growing discussion in Australia and internationally about the need to increase focus on delivering value-based health care with a focus on patient outcomes and experience.
IHPA’s Pricing Guidelines and the National Health Reform Agreement include provisions for IHPA to consider the impact on its work of evidence‑based, effective new technologies and innovations in models of health care.
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.
The purpose of the Management of Confidential Jurisdictional Information Protocol is to advise jurisdictions of the processes and controls adopted by IHPA in managing confidential jurisdictional information as part of its rolling Three Year Data Plan.
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.
The Impact of New Health Technology Framework (the Framework) outlines the process by which IHPA, via its Clinical Advisory Committee (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:
This Framework outlines the processes to investigate cross-border and cost-shifting disputes following a request by a health minister to ensure the timely, equitable and transparent management of these disputes.
As prescribed in Section 225 of the National Health Reform Act 2011, the objectives of the IHPA Work Program are to:
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, AR-DRG Cost Weight tables V8.0x, Round 21 (Financial year 2016-17)20 June 2019
National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Private Hospital Cost Report, Round 21 (Financial year 2016-17)
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 21 (financial year 2016-17) of the NHCDC for acute admitted care provided by overnight private hospitals.
The National Health Reform Act 2011 (the Act), section 131(1)(f), provides that IHPA will determine the public hospital functions that are to be funded in the states and territories by the Commonwealth, except where otherwise agreed between the Commonwealth and a state or territory.
The NHCDC Report and infographics present the results from Round 21 NHCDC (Financial Year 2016-17).
These documents describe the hospital costs submitted by jurisdictions for the following activity streams:
- admitted acute
- emergency department
- mental health
- sub-acute and non-acute.
The Appendix Tables present detailed results from the collection by activity stream and jurisdiction.