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National Health Funding Body

Lead Body
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Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Outcome #1: Improve transparency of public hospital funding in Australia by supporting the obligations and responsibilities of the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool through best practice administration of public hospital funding
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Develop, Collect, Analyse and Report High Quality National Health and Welfare Information and Statistics for Governments and the Community Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AIHW works with other national bodies on a range of National Health Reform Agreement-related activities, including hospital performance reporting and funding. This includes assisting and working with the NHFB and the Administrator to ensure an accurate and consistent approach to the provision of transparent information on Commonwealth, state and territory funding of the health system.

1.1 Health Research, Coordination and Access Department of Health and Aged Care

The Department of Health and Aged Care has policy responsibility for public and private hospital services, including the Commonwealth Government funding contribution for public hospital services. This includes policy responsibility for the Administrator and the NHFB. The Department of Health and Aged Care has lead responsibility for the integrity of health benefits claims and associated compliance activities. The Administrator and the NHFB will work with the Commonwealth, states and territories on data matching and the identification of potential duplicate payments through other Commonwealthfunded programs to ensure the same public hospital service is not funded twice.

4.7 Health Benefit Compliance Department of Health and Aged Care

The Department of Health and Aged Care has policy responsibility for public and private hospital services, including the Commonwealth Government funding contribution for public hospital services. This includes policy responsibility for the Administrator and the NHFB. The Department of Health and Aged Care has lead responsibility for the integrity of health benefits claims and associated compliance activities. The Administrator and the NHFB will work with the Commonwealth, states and territories on data matching and the identification of potential duplicate payments through other Commonwealthfunded programs to ensure the same public hospital service is not funded twice.

1.5 Assistance to the States for Healthcare Services and Public Hospitals Department of the Treasury

Treasury, on behalf of the Government, provides financial assistance to the states and territories to be spent in the delivery of health care services. Payments are transferred on the dates specified in the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations.

1.1 Development of Pricing Advice and Annual Determinations' Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority

IHACPA determines the National Efficient Price (NEP), the price applied to activity-based funded hospital services, and the National Efficient Cost (NEC), the price applied to block-funded hospital services. The NEP and the NEC serve as major determinants of the level of Commonwealth Government funding for public hospital services calculated by the Administrator.