New job SES Band 1 - Executive Director, Pricing and Analytics in Louisiana
SES Band 1 - Executive Director, Pricing and Analytics
Company : Australian Government - Department of Health
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Louisiana
- Senior Executive Service Band 1
- Sydney NSW
IHPA’s vision is for all Australians to have access to a sustainable, locally controlled health system that funds public hospital and aged care services using activity based funding, where practicable, based on a national efficient price.
In the context of public hospitals, IHPA's primary function is to calculate and deliver an annual National Efficient Price (NEP). The NEP is a major determinant of the level of Australian Government funding for public hospital services and provides a price signal or benchmark for the efficient cost of providing public hospital services. We undertake several major areas of work designed to inform the annual determination of the NEP, including ongoing consultation with all Australian health departments, expert advisory committees and key stakeholders.
In the response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Commonwealth Government announced that IHPA’s functions will be expanded to include providing advice to the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Aged Care on aged care pricing matters.
This will require IHPA to undertake costing studies, develop and refine classification systems and develop pricing models, in close consultation with a wide range of stakeholders.
The Pricing and Analytics Branch is responsible for the development and evaluation of national cost and pricing models for public hospitals and aged care services. The Branch undertakes analysis to contribute to the understanding and communication of key trends in activity and cost data used by IHPA to develop pricing models and classifications for public hospitals and aged care providers.
This senior position leads several teams which are responsible for hospital and aged care pricing, as well as general data analytics, national benchmarking and trend reporting. Specifically:
- Developing the national cost and pricing models for public hospitals and aged care services funded under activity based funding (ABF), in consultation with all jurisdictions and in accordance with IHPA’s pricing frameworks.
- Developing criteria for hospital and aged care services which are not suitable for ABF, and designing national block funding cost and pricing models, in consultation with all jurisdictions and in accordance with IHPA’s pricing frameworks.
- Communicating the key trends in activity and cost data used by IHPA, including:
- Reporting and analysis of hospital cost and activity data submissions for hospital and aged care services;
- Establishing and maintaining the National Benchmarking Portal;
- Developing, maintaining and evaluating IHPA’s cost and pricing models;
- Developing, maintaining and evaluating alternative future funding models; and
- Undertaking other critical projects as directed by health ministers, such as private hospital prostheses price benchmarking and the recent review of nationally funded centres funding arrangements.
- Representing IHPA on a range of national committees and conferences as required and liaising with all nine Australian governments and a range of national stakeholders regarding pricing and funding model design.
- Facilitating consultation and coordination between stakeholder groups, including the Department of Health, the National Health Funding Body, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, aged care providers, consumer advocates and other relevant bodies.
- Extensive senior executive, or executive level management experience in the healthcare and/or public sector.
- High levels of numerical literacy complemented by strong communication skills, both written and oral.
- Qualifications in Mathematics or Statistics or other quantitative professions will be an advantage.