These policies include the provision of data, data quality and management, calculation of initial payments, reconciliation of final entitlements, funding integrity, and guidance on the operation of the National Health Funding Pool.
Three–Year Data Plan
The Administrator’s Three-Year Data Plan describes the Administrator’s determination of the minimum level of data required from the Commonwealth, States and Territories, to calculate the Commonwealth’s national health reform funding to public hospital services, conduct reconciliation activities and report publicly on NHR funding and payments.
Data Compliance Policy
The Data Compliance Policy comprises the Administrator’s policy on jurisdictional compliance with data provision as required in the Administrator’s Three-Year Data Plan. The NHFB, on behalf of the Administrator, publish a quarterly Data Compliance Report on jurisdictional compliance with the Data Plan and Data Compliance Policy.
Data Governance Policy
The Data Governance Policy covers both the Administrator and the NHFB. It details the information collected, the purpose for the collection, its use, storage, disclosure and disposal, by the Administrator.
Calculation of Commonwealth NHR Funding
This document sets out the approach and processes used by the Administrator to calculate Commonwealth NHR funding paid to States and Territories. The calculation policy includes funding for Activity-Based, Block and Public Health funding categories as well as the approach to reconciliation activities.
Business Rules for Data Matching
The business rules outline the business and data matching rules in relation to clause A6 of the NHR Agreement, where assessment is undertaken to ensure the Commonwealth does not fund activities twice, through ABF and through MBS and/or PBS funding.