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4 July 2017 - IHPA releases Work Program 2017-18

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released its Work Program 2017-18, following a period of public consultation.

IHPA is an independent government agency established by the Commonwealth as part of the National Health Reform Act 2011 (Act). A key component of the Act is for IHPA to determine a Work Program for the coming financial year.

The Work Program 2017-18 outlines IHPA’s objectives, performance indicators and timeframes and includes the following key deliverables:  

  • Development of the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2018-19.
  • Determination of the National Efficient Price and National Efficient Cost for public hospital services.
  • Patient classification system development and revision.
  • Development of data requirements and standards.
  • Support of ABF research and education.
  • Management of the international sales of the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) system.
  • Resolution of cross-border disputes and assessment of cost-shifting disputes between jurisdictions.

IHPA reports on the progress of its Work Program in its Annual Report.The Work Program 2017-18 is available at www.ihpa.gov.au.

For more information contact:

Anna Flynn
Manager, Communication and Media
communications.ihpa@ihpa.gov.au
T: 02 8215 1151 M: 0430 105 665

Twitter: @IHPAnews
LinkedIn: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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13 June 2017 - Second keynote speaker confirmed

Dr Zeynep Or, an expert in international health care systems, is a Research Director at the Institute for Research and Documentation in Health Economics (IRDES). Dr Or will join Professor James Harrison in providing an international perspective on activity based funding and patient classification systems.

View draft program here

Early bird registration closing soon

Only five weeks left to take advantage of Early Bird prices when registering for ABF PCSI 2017. The special package rates are only available until Wednesday, 19 July, so book your seat today to avoid missing out.

Coming from overseas? Take a look at our special international rate.

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Missed the abstract submission deadline?

We’ve had a great response to our call for abstracts and we are looking forward to sharing an interesting and diverse scientific program. If you missed the deadline the Scientific Committee will consider late submissions until Wednesday, 21 June.

Don’t miss out on your chance to present at ABF PCSI 2017.

Submit abstract here

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2 June 2017 - Abstract submissions closing soon!

Don’t miss out. Submit your abstract to be part of the exciting ABF PCSI 2017 conference program. Abstract submissions MUST close on Wednesday, 7 June 2017. Submissions for both poster and oral presentations are being accepted via the conference website, where you can also find detailed information about the submission process and topic areas.

Register now at the early bird rate

Secure your seat today and take advantage of the excellent early bird conference package rates. Only available until Thursday, 20 July 2017.

Coming from overseas? Take a look at our special international rate.

Present a pre-conference workshop

Are you interested in presenting a pre-conference workshop? Our workshop program aims to provide delegates with an in-depth focus on some of the key elements of activity based funding and patient classification systems.

Sessions are limited, so don’t delay.

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24 May 2017 - Classification expert confirmed for keynote address

professor-james-harrison

Professor James Harrison is an active member of the Steering Group for the World Health Organisation’s 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Professor Harrison will give an update on ICD-11 which set to launch in 2018. Click here to learn more about our speakers. 

 

 


After dark

See more of Sydney in the company of your industry peers, thanks to the exciting social program. Enjoy networking drinks upon cruise ship John Cadman II whilst taking in the stunning surrounds of Sydney Harbour, and experience a unique collection of local and international art at the Gallery of NSW during the conference gala dinner. Click here for more information on the social program. 

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8 May 2017 - IHPA releases Work Program 2017-18 for public comment

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) today released its draft Work Program 2017-18 for public consultation until Wednesday, 7 June 2017.

All interested parties are encouraged to submit their feedback during this consultation process to help inform IHPA’s Work Program for the 2017-18 financial year.

IHPA is an independent government agency established by the Commonwealth as part of the National Health Reform Act 2011 (Act). A key component of the Act is for IHPA to determine a Work Program for the coming financial year.

The draft Work Program 2017-18 outlines IHPA’s objectives, performance indicators and timeframes as they relate to the following key deliverables:   

  • Development of the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2018-19.
  • Determination of the National Efficient Price and National Efficient Cost for public hospital services.
  • Patient classification system development and revision.
  • Development of data requirements and standards.
  • Support of ABF research and education.
  • Management of the international sales of the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) system.
  • Resolution of cross-border disputes and assessment of cost-shifting disputes between jurisdictions.

The draft Work Program 2017-18 includes some new deliverables regarding pricing and funding for safety and quality following from the Heads of Agreement signed at the Council of Australian Governments meeting in April 2016 and subsequent Direction from the Commonwealth Minister for Health.

IHPA reports on the progress of its Work Program in its Annual Report.

For more information contact:
Anna Flynn, Manager, Communications and Media
E: communications.ihpa@ihpa.gov.au  M: 0430 105 665
Twitter: @IHPAnews
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/independent-hospital-pricing-authority

21 April 2017 - Call for abstracts

The Scientific Committee for the Activity Based Funding Conference 2017 and 33rd Patient Classification Systems International Conference 2017 invite authors to submit abstracts for presentation at ABF PCSI 2017.

Abstract themes

Submissions are sought for oral and poster presentations under the following topics:

  • Benchmarking using data collection systems and big data
  • Clinical coding including the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
  • Clinical management in an activity based funding environment
  • Maximising the potential of ICT platforms
  • Integrated care
  • New classification development
  • Patient classification and coding
  • Patient costing
  • Using activity based funding to drive safety and quality
  • Value based purchasing

Don’t leave it too late – abstract submissions MUST close on Wednesday, 7 June 2017.

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4 April 2017 - Save the date

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) is pleased to announce that their annual ABF conference will this year be held in conjunction with the Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI) Conference. The combined conference will take place at the Hilton Sydney from 9 – 13 October 2017.

The focus of this five day event will be ‘Advancing value based health care’. This will include an exploration of both patient activity and patient costs and how this combined data can be used to manage hospitals and health care systems including initiatives in pricing for safety and quality.

It will commence with two days of workshops – including hospital site visits – followed by a three day conference. The conference will consist of a variety of local and international keynote speakers, concurrent abstract presentations, and specialist and panel sessions.

Hear from the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Professor Shinya Matsuda an expert in the Japanese case-mix system and Professor James Harrison on the latest developments in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases.

Many more speakers will be announced in the coming months.

Register now. 

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Key dates:

Abstract submissions:
Closed

Registration:
Now open

Abstract submissions deadline:
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Author notification:
Monday 17 July 2017

Conference dates:
9 - 13 October 2017, Hilton Sydney

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