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Consultations overview

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) is committed to ongoing open and transparent consultation with the Australian Government, states and territories, the health and aged care sectors, health and aged care stakeholders and the general community.

To ensure consultation is meaningful, IHACPA publishes a range of documents every year in draft form and makes a request for stakeholders to provide feedback and comments via a submission process.

Submissions are forwarded to IHACPA in a range of formats including Word, RTF, PDF and handwritten or typed hardcopy. In order to make submissions available as soon as possible, most submissions have been published in their original format. Handwritten submissions have been scanned into PDF documents. If the content has been emailed to IHACPA the text of email submissions has been reproduced in Word format.

If you need help with a submission, please contact IHACPA by email enquiries.ihacpa@ihacpa.gov.au or by calling +61 2 8215 1100.

Feedback gathered from jurisdictional, stakeholder and public consultations is crucial to the success of IHACPA’s outcomes. To be notified of the next consultation please subscribe to our mailing list.

Consultation cycle

Our annual cycle of public consultations include:

  • The Draft Work Program and Corporate Plan which outlines our key areas of work and invites public comment on the agency’s planned activities for the following year.
  • The Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services is the main method for providing input on the policy approach adopted by IHACPA that will determine the national efficient price and national efficient cost for public hospital services. 
  • The Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Residential Aged Care Services is the main method to inform the policy decisions that will outline IHACPA’s approach to developing residential aged care and residential respite aged care pricing advice for the Australian Government.

Past public consultations are available on the IHACPA website.

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