Who we are
The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) is an independent government agency that assists the Australian Government to fund hospital and aged care services more efficiently by providing evidence‑based price determinations and pricing advice.
IHACPA delivers its annual program of work through consultation and collaboration with Australian government, state and territory governments, advisory committees, key stakeholders and the public.
It is comprised of a board, the Pricing Authority, which provides advice to the government. The CEO of IHACPA is responsible for the day-to-day management of the agency and its staff.
Our vision is for all Australians to have fair access to transparent, sustainable and high-quality health and aged care. We use data-driven evidence to set fair pricing in the Australian health and aged care sectors, driving better outcomes.
IHACPA’s core values shape its culture and stakeholder engagement:
- We act with independence, transparency, fairness, respect, accuracy and accountability.
- We value collaboration and demonstrate our values in the way we interact internally, with our stakeholders and the broader community.
- We value the work, talent and contribution of our staff, and create organisation wide development strategies to maintain and grow expertise and intellectual capital.
- Our staff act ethically, support a collaborative culture and take pride in their work.
IHACPA is required to publish details of Statutory Appointments. This list is published in accordance with the requirements for the Information Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.