Webinar: Introduction to aged care cost collection

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) is hosting two webinars in April 2024. The webinars will provide information about aged care cost collection and how your contribution will help shape the future of Australian aged care services.

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Following the response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Australian Government expanded the role of the IHACPA to include support for aged care reform as well as public hospital funding. 

IHACPA now collects cost data from the aged care sector, consults with stakeholders and gathers evidence to provide pricing advice for:

  • residential aged care
  • residential respite care
  • Support at Home services.

Cost collection is necessary to ensure that the pricing advice IHACPA provides to the government is directly informed by the actual costs of delivering care.

About the webinar


  • 12 pm to 1 pm AEST on Wednesday 10 April 2024
  • 12 pm to 1 pm AEST on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Both sessions will present the same information, including:

  • an overview of how cost collection works, how it benefits the aged care sector, and why sector participation is so important.
  • an insight into IHACPA’s role in aged care and what has been achieved in past cost collections.
  • details about IHACPA’s upcoming cost collections and how you can get involved.

Following the discussion, you will be able to ask questions through a live Q&A.

Who should attend

The webinars are for:

  • residential and residential respite aged care service providers, care managers and workforce
  • Support at Home service providers, care managers and workforce
  • aged care service providers who:
    • are in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas
    • deliver care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • deliver care to culturally and linguistically diverse people
    • deliver care to high care needs people such as dementia care or people who live with disability.

Visit the IHACPA website to register and find out more.

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