Activity Based Funding Conference
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA’s) Activity Based Funding (ABF) Conference series is primarily a vehicle by which the agency’s stakeholders can explore and debate the application of ABF in Australian hospitals. It also provides an opportunity to hear from international peers in the health care industry about how their systems function.
Activity Based Funding
Activity Based Funding is a system for funding public hospital services based on the actual number of services provided to patients and the efficient cost of delivering those services. ABF uses national classifications, cost weights and nationally efficient prices to determine the amount of funding for each activity or service.
This year’s theme is ‘Activity Based Funding: Cost, value and outcomes’. Following the introduction of ABF under the National Health Reform Act 2011, IHPA has worked with all Australian Governments to implement ABF throughout the nation’s healthcare systems. This year’s conference theme offers delegates and presenters an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes that have been experienced since its introduction, and the cost and value of its implementation. The presentations will explore a range of related topics, including reflections on ABF in Australia, implementation across different jurisdictions, and the future of ABF in Australia.