To achieve the organisation’s objectives, the NHFB’s primary functions are to assist the Administrator in:

  • Calculating and advising the Commonwealth Treasurer of the Commonwealth’s contribution to public hospital funding in each State and Territory 
  • Reconciling estimated and actual public hospital services, and adjusting Commonwealth payments
  • Undertaking funding integrity analysis to identify public hospital services that potentially received funding through other Commonwealth programs
  • Monitoring payments of Commonwealth, State and Territory public hospital funding into the National Health Funding Pool (the Pool)
  • Making payments from the Pool to each Local Hospital Network (LHN) 
  • Reporting publicly on funding, payments and services
  • Developing and providing three-year data plans to the Commonwealth, States and Territories