PHI 37/24 – Release of final 2024–25 data specifications for the HCP, HCP1, HCP2, GT-Dental, and PHDB data collections

This circular releases 2024–25 data specifications for the following Hospital Casemix Protocol and Private Hospital Data Bureau data collections.

Date published:
PHI circular type:
PHI announcement
Audience:
Health sector

This circular releases 2024–25 data specifications for the following Hospital Casemix Protocol and Private Hospital Data Bureau data collections, effective 1 July 2024:

  • HCP – Hospital to insurer
  • HCP1 – Insurer to department
  • HCP2 – Insurer to department
  • GT-Dental – Insurer to department
  • PHDB – Hospital to department.

See a list of changes for 2024–25 and the data specifications. Any changes from the previous year’s specifications are indicated in those documents in red text. 

The specifications and the associated Rules under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007, apply from 1 July 2024. 

The revised data specifications have been developed with the agreement and advice of insurers, service providers and software vendors.

Insurers data submission timing 

In 2019–20, the data submission timing requirements for HCP1, HCP2 and GT-Dental were extended from 12 to 20 weeks after the insured persons separation. We encourage insurers to take advantage of this extended period to allow time for more medical services to be processed.  

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