Health
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) was established to oversee significant reforms to improve Australian public hospitals. One of these significant reforms is the implementation of National Activity Based Funding (ABF) for Australian public hospitals. The implementation of ABF provides incentives for efficiency, and increases transparency in the delivery and funding of public hospital services across Australia. The IHPA's primary function is to calculate and deliver an annual National Efficient Price (NEP). The NEP is a major determinant of the level of Australian Government funding for public hospital services, and provides a price signal or benchmark for the efficient cost of providing public hospital services. The Authority undertakes several major areas of work designed to inform the annual determination of the NEP, including ongoing consultation with all Australian health departments, expert advisory committees, and key stakeholders. The IHPA works in partnership with the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to ensure that pricing, quality, and performance measures for public hospitals are complementary, and facilitate a strong national framework for the delivery of public hospital services. The 2014-15 Budget announced the Government's intention to consult with states and territories with a view to creating a Health Productivity and Performance Commission (HPPC) by merging the following agencies within the Health portfolio: - The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC); - The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW); - The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA); - The National Health Performance Authority (NHPA); - The National Health Funding Body (NHFB); and - The National Health Funding Pool Administrator (The Administrator).
Departmental expenses 23233000
Average staffing level 1
Level 6, 1 Oxford Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Health Reform Act 2011

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Small

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Health

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2011

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 483, Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
CEO Mr. James Downie 1 September 2016 31 August 2021
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