Helping you find government information and services

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Parent Portfolio: Health and Aged Care

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) was established to oversee significant reforms to improve Australian public hospitals. A key element of the reforms is determining the National Efficient Price (NEP) for public hospital services, allowing for the national introduction of activity based funding (ABF). The implementation of ABF will improve transparency, and strengthen incentives for efficiency in the delivery of public hospital services.