Project objectives

In 2011, a COAG Health Reform Implementation Group (HRIG) was established to oversee the implementation of national reforms introducing activity based funding (ABF) as the basis for Commonwealth funding of public hospitals. The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing engaged HealthConsult in partnership with HPA to advise on casemix and ABF, working with the ABF Sub-Group of the HRIG.

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
& Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Our approach

The work involved developing scoping and gap analysis papers identifying critical infrastructure to support the implementation of classification systems and other elements of ABF. HPA was responsible for work on the emergency and subacute care streams.


Critical infrastructure gaps for implementing ABF were identified at jurisdictional and national levels. Plans were developed identifying work and timelines to address the gaps.

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