Independent Hospital Pricing Authority releases national efficient price for 2013-14 for Australian public hospital services – 28 February 2013

Posted on February 28, 2013. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: , , , |

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority releases national efficient price for 2013-14 for Australian public hospital services –  28 February 2013

“The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) today released the national efficient price determination for Australian public hospital services for 2013-14.

The national efficient price for 2013-14 is $4,993 per national weighted activity unit. This compares with the 2012-13 price of $4,808.

The national efficient price for public hospital services underpins the national introduction of activity based funding across Australia for Commonwealth funded public hospital services.

Shane Solomon, Chair of the Pricing Authority said IHPA has determined a national efficient price that reflects the costs of delivering the many different services provided by hospitals across Australia.

This is the first time that IHPA has defined the scope of services eligible for Commonwealth funding under the National Health Reform Agreement. Consistent with the National Health Reform Agreement, IHPA has included services that can prevent the need for hospitalisation, such as community palliative care services.”

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Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2013-14

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