Data Reporting Requirements for Episodes of Admitted Palliative Care Policy

Applicable to: All public hospital and publicly funded admitted Palliative Care services in Western Australia and all users of palliative care data. This includes Department of Health, Metropolitan Health Services and Western Australia Country Health Service.

The purpose of this Policy is to advise applicable health services of the requirement to capture and report data on Phase of Care and Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living (RUG-ADL) data for patients admitted to hospital with a care type of Palliative Care.

Description: This data is required for classification of palliative care activity to the Australian National - Subacute and Nonacute Patient (AN-SNAP) classification, in turn facilitating premium Commowealth funding for this activity under Activity Based Funding (ABF) mechanisms.

Legal requirements: The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) have the authority under the powers issued to them under the Health Reform Act 2011 to specify the minimum data collection requirements for activity based funding. IHPA have mandated the collection of this palliative care data and it is specified in the Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care National Best Endeavours Data Set 2016-17.

Date of effect: 02 August 2017 to 30 June 2021

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