PHI 36/10

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information regarding the Release of Final Data Specifications 2010-11 for HCP and PHDB Data Collections

Page last updated: 10 June 2010

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10 June 2010

Release of Final Data Specifications 2010-11 for HCP and PHDB Data Collections

This circular replaces PHI circular 32/10 released on 18 May 2010.

This circular releases the final specifications for the Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) and Private Hospitals Data Bureau (PHDB) data collections. Some minor edits have been made to the data specifications, and the Guide for Use has been re-incorporated into the specifications document due to legislative requirements.

Changes have been made to ensure the collections align with the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 (the Act) and associated rules, and to incorporate updates to other data collections and standards that have changed since the HCP was last amended in 2009.

Development of changes to the HCP and PHDB data specifications has involved substantial consultation and advice from insurers, service providers and software vendors.

At the December 2009 HCP Fund Data Working Group meeting, changes to specifications for 2010/11 were discussed and agreed. As a result of industry concerns about the timing and cost of specification changes, there will be minimal amendment to the specifications for 2010/11. The only changes to be made are those that will clarify parts of the specifications and improve data quality.

The Data Definitions Manual has also been updated to reflect the changes to the 2010/11 specifications.

The data specifications can be found on the department’s website:

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-casemix-data-collections-about-HCP

The following attachments accompany this circular:
A. - HCP – Hospital to Insurer data specifications 2010/11 (PDF 193 KB)
B. - HCP1 (admitted hospital treatment) – Insurer to Department data specifications 2010/11 (PDF 197 KB)
C. - HCP2 (other types of hospital treatment) – Insurer to Department data specifications 2010/11 (PDF 92 KB)
D. - GT-Dental – Insurer to Department data specifications 2010/11 (PDF 42 KB)
E. - PHDB – Hospital to Department 2010/11 data specifications (PDF 134 KB)
F. - Data Definitions Manual (PDF 510 KB)

Any questions relating to the final data specifications should be sent to hcp@health.gov.au.


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