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

  • calculating the Commonwealth’s contribution to public hospital funding in each State and Territory and advising the Commonwealth Treasurer
  • reconciling estimated and actual 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), including each State (and Territory) Pool Account
  • making payments from each State (and Territory) Pool Account to each Local Hospital Network (LHN)
  • reporting publicly on NHR Agreement funding, payments and services
  • developing and providing rolling three–year data plans to the Commonwealth, States and Territories