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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 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 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 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:
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.
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 Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Classification (Tier 2) supports the introduction of activity based funding (ABF) for non-admitted hospital services in the Australian public hospital system.
The Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Compendium provides guidance on the counting and classification rules associated with the Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Classification (Tier 2).
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.
This document provides the technical specifications for how the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) developed the Activity Based Funding (ABF) models for the service streams to be funded for the National Efficient Price (NEP) and the National Efficient Cost (NEC) Determinations for 2018-19.
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (Pricing Authority) is established under the National Health Reform Act 2011 (Cth) (the Act), and by virtue of section 131(1) of the Act is invested with the following functions relevant to this 2018-19 National Efficient Cost Determination (Determination):
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (Pricing Authority) is established under the National Health Reform Act 2011 (Cth) (the Act), and by virtue of Section 131(1) of the Act is invested with the following functions relevant to this National Efficient Price (NEP) Determination 2018-19 (Determination):
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.