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NWAU calculators

To assist in applying the annual national efficient price weights and adjustments, the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) has developed versions of the national weighted activity unit (NWAU) calculators described in the National Pricing Model Technical Specification.

Each iteration of the NWAU calculators includes a user guide which outlines the introductory steps required to download and operate the calculators in Microsoft Excel.

NWAU calculators are available for each service stream. Annual SAS-based calculators can be accessed from their respective year below. Public hospital managers seeking assistance with implementation are asked to contact their jurisdictional representative, as listed below:

Jurisdiction

First name

Last name

Email

New South Wales

Susan

Dunn

susan.dunn1 [at] health.nsw.gov.au

Victoria TBA TBC abf [at] health.vic.gov.au

Queensland

Liz

Lea

liz.lea [at] health.qld.gov.au

South Australia

Krystyna

Parrott

krystyna.parrott [at] sa.gov.au

Western Australia

Michael

Winter

michael.winter [at] health.wa.gov.au

Tasmania

Michelle

Searle

michelle.searle [at] health.tas.gov.au

Northern Territory

Flairy

Caragay

flairy.caragay [at] nt.gov.au

Australian Capital Territory TBA TBA TBA

NWAU calculators are available for each service stream for the last three years

Note: The SAS-based calculators for each year are hosted on an external file sharing website, Box.com. Some firewalls and virtual private servers may block access to this page. Please contact your organisation’s IT support for further information.

NWAU calculators 2022-23

Access SAS-based calculators for 2022–23 here.

Service stream

.xlsb format

Admitted acute services

Admitted acute

Admitted subacute and non-acute services (AN-SNAP Version 4.0)

Admitted subacute and non-acute (AN-SNAP Version 4.0)

Admitted mental health care services

Admitted mental health care

Emergency department services (AECC)

Emergency department (AECC)

Emergency department services (UDG)

Emergency department (UDG)

Non-admitted services

Non-admitted

Admitted subacute and non-acute services (AN-SNAP Version 5.0 shadow)

Admitted subacute and non-acute (AN-SNAP Version 5.0 shadow)

Community mental health care services (AMHCC shadow)

Community mental health care (AMHCC shadow)

Non-admitted services end-class ‘40.62 Multidisciplinary case conference - patient not present’ (Tier 2 Version 7.0 40.62 shadow)

Non-admitted services end-class ‘40.62 Multidisciplinary case conference - patient not present’ (Tier 2 Version 7.0 40.62 shadow)

 

NWAU calculators 2021-22

Access SAS-based calculators for 2021–22 here.

Service stream

.xlsb format

Admitted acute services

Admitted acute

Admitted subacute services

Admitted subacute

Emergency department services (AECC)

Emergency department (AECC)

Emergency department services (UDG)

Emergency department (UDG)

Non-admitted services

Non-admitted

Admitted and community mental health services (AMHCC shadow)

Admitted and community mental health services (AMHCC shadow)

NWAU calculators 2020-21

Access SAS-based calculators for 2020–21 here

Service stream

.xlsb format

Admitted acute services (COVID-19 update)

Admitted acute

Admitted subacute and non-acute services

Subacute and non-acute

Emergency department services

Emergency department

Emergency department services (Australian Emergency Care Classification Version 1.0 shadow)

Emergency department (AECC shadow)

Non-admitted outpatient services (COVID-19 update)

Non-admitted outpatient

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