Activity Based Funding Conference

Innovation and collaboration: Activity based funding for sustainability in health care

5 – 6 May 2022 | Virtual and free

Key dates

1 Mar 2022

Abstract authors notified of status

28 Apr 2022

Virtual portal opens

2 May 2022

Registrations close

5 – 6 May 2022

Conference dates

Activity Based Funding Conference 2022

Now in its ninth year, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s Activity Based Funding Conference series brings together health professionals from around Australia and across the world to share their research and insights to drive improvements in the delivery of healthcare services.

Participants are encouraged to explore, learn and debate the applications of public hospital pricing and funding.

Program Highlights

Day 1

Thursday 5 May 2022
  • Keynote presentations by international speakers Dr Amohia Boulton and Mr Martin Campbell

  • Insightful plenary session by the Pricing Authority’s newly appointed Chair, Mr David Tune AO PSM

  • Panel discussion hosted in collaboration with Patient Classification Systems International

  • Concurrent sessions covering classifications; coding and documentation; data, analytics and benchmarking; and more

Day 2

Friday 6 May 2022
  • Keynote presentation by eminent local leader in evidence-based health care, Prof Paul Glasziou AO

  • Engaging plenary sessions by Prof Anne Duggan and Prof Ruth Hubbard

  • Panel discussion on ‘Clinical and strategic improvements in health care through activity based funding’

  • Concurrent sessions exploring sustainability and value-based care

  • Closing ceremony announcing the winners of the Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards

Recap sessions from 2021

Live Q&A: Introduction to activity based funding

Prof Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute

Indigenous health and the interplay between the primary healthcare sector and public hospitals

Mr Selwyn Button, Registrar, Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

International clinical perspective on new value-based funding models

Dr Tobias Wirén, Business Area Manager, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Capio Orthopedics, Sweden


The in-person component of the Activity Based Funding Conference 2022 has been postponed, and the conference was delivered digitally through a dedicated virtual event portal.

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