2015 conference presentations

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Program at a glance

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Workshops
0900-1030 Workshop one:
Managing hospital and system performance under Activity Based Funding 

Professor Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute
Workshop two:
Explaining the National Efficient Price
Dr Trent Yeend, Senior Advisor, Pricing & Funding, IHPA,
Dr Sarah Neville, Mathematician & Statistician Analyst, IHPA and
Joanne Siviloglou, Manager Costing, Analysis & Reporting, IHPA
Workshop three: Australian Mental Health Care Classification update
Jennifer Nobbs, Director, Mental Health Care, IHPA
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1230 Workshop one continued:
Managing hospital and system performance under Activity Based Funding 

Professor Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute
Workshop two continued:
Explaining the National Efficient Price

Dr Trent Yeend, Senior Advisor, Pricing & Funding, IHPA, Dr Sarah Neville, Mathematician & Statistician Analyst, IHPA
Joanne Siviloglou, Manager Costing, Analysis & Reporting, IHPA
Workshop three continued:
Australian Mental Health Care Classification update

Jennifer Nobbs, Director, Mental Health Care, IHPA
1230-1330  Lunch
1330-1500 Workshop four:
Advanced management using Activity Based Funding 
(Chris Jackson presentation)
Alfa D’Amato, Deputy Director,
ABF Taskforce Manager, NSW Health; Christopher Jackson,
Clinical Costing Manager,
Melbourne Health; Liz Lea,
Manager Funding Analysis and Clinical Costing, Townsville Health Service District
Workshop five:
Developments in classifications

Joanne Fitzgerald, Director Classification and Coding Standards
1500-1530  Afternoon tea
1530-1700 Workshop four continued:
Advanced management using Activity Based Funding 
(Liz Lea presentation)
Alfa D’Amato, Deputy Director,
ABF Taskforce Manager, NSW Health;Christopher Jackson,
Clinical Costing Manager,
Melbourne Health; Liz Lea, Manager Funding Analysis and Clinical Costing, Townsville Health Service District
Workshop five continued:
Developments in classifications

Joanne Fitzgerald, Director Classification and Coding Standards
1700 Workshops conclude

 Thursday 28 May 2015

Conference
0855-0900 Welcome to country
Chair: Dr Tony Sherbon, CEO IHPA
0900-0930 Plenary one: Conference welcome
Jim Birch, Deputy Chair, IHPA
0930-1030 Plenary two: If it’s about quality and cost, let clinicians run healthcare
Prof. Keith Willett, National Health Service (NHS), United Kingdom
Chair: Dr Tony Sherbon, CEO IHPA
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1130 Plenary three: Future directions for Activity Based Funding
James Downie, Executive Director, Activity Based Funding, IHPA
Chair: Dr Tony Sherbon, CEO IHPA
1130-1200 Plenary four: Comparing the cost of acute admitted care in Australian public hospitals
Diane Watson, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Performance Authority
Chair: Dr Tony Sherbon, CEO IHPA
1200-1300 Lunch
1330-1505
1500/1505-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1700 Panel: Embedding Activity Based Funding in the states and territories
Chair: Sharon Willcox, Director, Health Policy SolutionsJurisdictional Advisory Committee representatives:

  • Commonwealth: Janet Anderson, First Assistant Secretary, Acute Care Division, Commonwealth Department of Health
  • New South Wales: Neville Onley, Director, Activity Based Funding Taskforce
  • Western Australia: Beress Brooks, Director, Health Services Purchasing, Department of Health, Western Australia
  • Victoria: Frances Diver, Deputy Secretary, Health Service Performance and Programs, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Australian Capital Territory: Winston Piddington, Manager Costing and Classification, ACT Health
  • Queensland: Nick Steele, Executive Director, Provider Engagement and Contract Delivery, Queensland Health
  • South Australia: Jenny Richter, Deputy Chief Executive, SA Health
  • Tasmanian Representative
  • Northern Territory Representative
1700-1900 Networking Event

 Friday 29 May 2015

Conference
0845-0850 Acknowledgement of Country
Chair: Glenn Appleyard, Pricing Authority member, IHPA
0850-0900 Introduction
Dr Tony Sherbon, CEO IHPA
0900-0930 Opening Address
Hon Jack Snelling MP, Minister for Health, South Australia
0930-1030 Plenary five: Hospital payment reform in Maryland,  United States: From unit rates to global budgets
Dr Sule Calikoglu, Deputy Director, Research and Methodology Health Services Cost and Review Commission (USA)
Chair: Glenn Appleyard, Pricing Authority member, IHPA
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1130 Plenary six: Experience with patient costing and embedding it as a management tool
Jenny Browne, Chief Financial Officer, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health
Chair: Glenn Appleyard, Pricing Authority member, IHPA
1130-1.00 Plenary seven: Developing an Evaluation Framework for the national implementation of Activity Based Funding
Luke Clarke, Director, Policy Development, IHPA; Peter Tyler, Associate Director, KPMG National Health, Ageing and Human Services; Professor Anthony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Chair: Glenn Appleyard, Pricing Authority member, IHPA
1200-1230 Plenary eight: Development of a national set of high-priority hospital complications
Dr Robert Herkes, Clinical Director, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Chair: Glenn Appleyard, Pricing Authority member, IHPA
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1535
1530/1535-1600 Afternoon tea
1600-1630 Panel: Question and answer wrap-up
Dr Tony Sherbon, CEO, IHPA
Jennifer Nobbs, Director, Mental Health Care, IHPA
Joanne Fitzgerald, Director, Classification and Coding Standards, IHPA
Chair: James Downie, Executive Director,  IHPA
1630 Conference concludes