NHCDC Independent Financial Review 2019-20
Date published: 11 March 2022
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) is the primary data collection that the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) relies on to calculate the national efficient price used for the funding of public hospital services.
To ensure that the quality of NHCDC data is robust and fit for purpose, IHACPA commissions an independent financial review (IFR) to assess whether all participating hospitals have included appropriate costs and patient activity.
The IFR Report 2019-20 provides an overall summary and findings by jurisdiction and for each participating site. It also outlines recommendations for IHACPA and the jurisdictions to consider in future rounds of the IFR, with the aim of improving the consistency and transparency of NHCDC submissions.