IHPA releases Work Program 2017-18

4 July 2017

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released its Work Program 2017-18, following a period of public consultation.

IHPA is an independent government agency established by the Commonwealth as part of the National Health Reform Act 2011 (Act). A key component of the Act is for IHPA to determine a Work Program for the coming financial year.

The Work Program 2017-18 outlines IHPA’s objectives, performance indicators and timeframes and includes the following key deliverables:  

  • Development of the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2018-19.
  • Determination of the National Efficient Price and National Efficient Cost for public hospital services.
  • Patient classification system development and revision.
  • Development of data requirements and standards.
  • Support of ABF research and education.
  • Management of the international sales of the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) system.
  • Resolution of cross-border disputes and assessment of cost-shifting disputes between jurisdictions.

IHPA reports on the progress of its Work Program in its Annual Report. The Work Program 2017-18 is available at www.ihacpa.gov.au.

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