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.
This report is prepared in accordance with the Requirements for Annual Reports, as issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accountants Audit under sub sections 63(2) and 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999. The report is a formal accountability document that details the activities of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) from 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018.
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.
We design the pricing system to promote safe, efficient healthcare for all Australians.
IHPA is an independent government agency established by the Commonwealth as part of the National Health Reform Act 2011. IHPA was established to contribute to significant reforms to improve Australian public hospitals. A major component of these reforms is the implementation of national Activity Based Funding (ABF) for Australian public hospitals.
This document provides background to the development of the new classification, explains the data elements and collection protocols, reporting requirements, and how the data is grouped.
Hospital Teaching, Training and Research Activities National Best Endeavours Data Set 2018-19 Technical Specifications for reporting5 July 2018
This document outlines the reporting requirements for the provision of data against the HTTRA NBEDS 2018-19 by state and territory health departments, including:
This document provides an overview of the content of the ATTC Version 1.0 including the scope, structure and relevant activities.
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 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 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.
The purpose of the IHPA Information Release Policy is to outline the principles and processes adopted by IHPA in the discretionary release of information.