PHI 09/10

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information regarding the National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Private Sector Technical Reference Group (PSTRG)

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3 March 2010

National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Private Sector Technical Reference Group (PSTRG)

The Department is calling for nominations from those industry representatives and/or organisations that wish to be included in the NHCDC Private Sector Technical Reference Group (PSTRG) distribution list for future updates concerning the NHCDC.

The PSTRG provides a forum for consultation to improve the private hospital costing collection in respect of data development, collection, reporting, quality and integrity. The group works collaboratively with the Department of Health and Ageing.

What is the NHCDC?

The NHCDC is an annual voluntary data collection, established in 1996 following endorsement from the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. Its purpose is to produce national cost weights for Australian Refined Diagnostic Related Groups (AR-DRG) and other statistics relevant for hospital service costing and planning. The NHCDC will continue as a major national hospital data collection under the Governments health reform agenda.

How are the results used?

The NHCDC cost weights are heavily relied upon by stakeholders for benchmarking costs and for negotiating contracts between insurers and providers.

Queries

If you have any questions please contact Saro Sambasivam on (02) 6289 4364 or John Clarke on (02) 6289 3803 or email National Hospital Cost Data Collection.

Response

If you wish to be included in the distribution list please email National Hospital Cost Data Collection by 31 March 2010

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch

For more information visit 2010 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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