Assessment of New Health Technologies

Date published: 28 July 2023

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) recognises the need for the pricing of public hospital services to respond in a timely manner to the introduction of new health technologies and innovations in models of care.

IHACPA, in consultation with its advisory committees and classification working groups, will assess new health technologies for incorporation into the activity based funding classifications where they are not adequately accounted for in the pricing of public hospital services, based on submissions received from jurisdictions, advisory bodies and other stakeholders.

Submissions for new health technologies

Under the New Health Technology Policy, IHACPA will accept submissions for new health technologies on an ongoing basis, to support the timely incorporation of new health technologies into the national pricing model.

Submissions for new health technologies can be made through the IHACPA Australian Classification Exchange by registered users. Prior to making a submission, submitters should ensure that they have reviewed the current editions and versions of the classifications on the IHACPA website to determine whether the new health technology is already accounted for with an existing code or class.

Once a submission has been received, IHACPA will undertake a process to review the submission in consultation with its clinical and jurisdictional advisory committees and working groups. This will inform whether the new health technology will be referred for classification development. IHACPA will advise submitters on the outcome of its assessment.

Further information on the submission process is available below:

Information on previous submissions for new health technologies is available on the IHACPA website.

If you have any questions about the New Health Technology Policy or require assistance with the submission process, please contact IHACPA via email at or by phone at +61 2 8215 1100.

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