PHI 01/12

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on Call For Submissions – Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards For The National Hospital Cost Data Collection

Page last updated: 04 January 2012

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05 January 2012

Call For Submissions – Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards For The National Hospital Cost Data Collection

The Department of Health and Ageing (the Department) on behalf of the Interim Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (Interim IHPA) is calling for submissions on recommended changes to Versions 1.1 and 2.0 of the Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards (the Costing Standards).

Interested private sector parties, such as private and private day hospitals, are invited to provide written submissions outlining areas of improvement and refinement to the Costing Standards.

All submissions will be responded to in writing and a summary document will be produced outlining the response to each submission. Whole or parts of submissions which are requested to be treated as confidential will not be released.

The timing for the submission process and subsequent release of the Costing Standards Version 3.0 is

Timing

Process

20 January 2012Submissions close
15 and 16 FebruaryNational Hospital Cost Data Collection Technical Working Group meet to consider submissions
15 March 2012Public document with responses to submissions released
30 March 2012Version 3.0 of the Costing Standards released
1 July 2012Prospective implementation of any standards requiring changes to hospital systems for 2012 – 13

All submissions must be provided in the submission format below and emailed to the nhcdc@health.gov.au, by 20 January 2012

Consultation Material

Australian Hospital Costing Standards Version 1.1

Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards Version 2.0

Both documents can be found at
http://health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Australia-Hospital-Patient-Costing-Standards

Queries

If you have any questions please contact Karen Chudleigh on 02 6289 8381 or email nhcdc@health.gov.au.

Submission Template

Submission Template
Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards - Version 3.0

Date:
Submitted by:
Organisation:
Email:
Phone:
Status of the Standard

New/Existing?
Costing Standard # (for existing standards only)
Name
Issue
Proposed Solution
Version # (for existing standards only)
provide exact wording/reference eg. "paragraph 3, line 4"
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