Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services - request for submissions
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released its Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2014-15 for public consultation. The Pricing Framework is fundamental to the National Health Reform Agreement and underpins the annual national efficient price (NEP) and national efficient cost (NEC) for Australian public hospitals. It includes pricing guidelines which explain key decisions made by IHPA, and the principles and methodology adopted by IHPA to determine the NEP and NEC. More importantly, the framework also asks for views on specific issues such as:
- Are any amendments required to IHPA pricing guidelines?;
- What IHPA should consider in a formal evaluation of the introduction of ABF?
- What should be added or removed from the list of eligible public hospital services?
- What should be priority areas for development in each of the classification systems in the coming 12 months?
Please refer to the consultation document for more information.
Submissions are due no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. The College Policy and Advocacy unit will be preparing a response to this consultation document and seeks the views of Fellows and trainees on the consultation questions raised by IHPA. Please send your views to
by COB 19 July 2013.
Alternatively, if you would like to prepare an individual submission, submissions should be emailed as an accessible Word document to