Activity Based Funding Conference
Innovation and collaboration: Activity based funding for sustainability in health care
5 – 6 May 2022 | Virtual and free
Abstract submissions key dates
7 Oct 2021
Abstract submissions open
4 Feb 2022
Abstract submissions close
1 Mar 2022
Notification of acceptance status
24 Mar 2022
Presentation recordings due from authors
Abstract submissions for the Activity Based Funding Conference have now closed.
The Scientific Committee invited authors to submit an abstract on any of the topics below and in reference to the theme, for consideration as a presentation at the conference.
The theme for the Activity Based Funding Conference 2022 is ‘Innovation and collaboration: Activity based funding for sustainability in health care’.
With this focus, the program aims to present the advancements that are driving improvements in the healthcare system through the implementation of activity based funding.
- Share your research with a global audience.
- Learn about the advances taking place in your field of work.
- Ask questions directly of renowned industry leaders by participating in live Q&As.
- Connect with your peers.
- Tailor your conference experience to your research interests and professional development goals.
View the abstract submissions
- Using statistical modelling to update classification complexity models; the Australian Mental Health Care Classification and the Australian Emergency Care Classification
- Reviewing the need for sex as a classification variable
- Extending activity based funding to ambulance services
- What’s new in Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups Version 11.0
- Coded data – the bigger picture
Clinical engagement in activity based funding
Coding and documentation
- Improving radiotherapy inpatient activity based funding at Central Coast Local Health District - a successful partnership
Pricing and funding
- Pricing community mental health care using Australian Mental Health Care Classification Version 1.0
- Determining price weights for differential case-based payments under India’s national publicly financed health insurance program
Data, analytics and benchmarking
- Digital development of activity based funding datasets for New South Wales Health. Toward value-based care
- Improve your activity based funding performance – case study
- Introducing the new National Benchmarking Portal
Innovation in health care
Sustainability in health care
- Building a sustainable workforce: using clinical data to inform workforce planning
- COVID-19 pandemic and Croatian health care system response
- Supporting sustainability of reform – economic case studies undertaken to inform sustainability of New South Wales value-based healthcare initiative
- A regional framework for applying decision support technology to ensure efficient and sustainable funding in the pursuit of better health outcomes
- Value-based health care – Australian developments and opportunities for public hospitals
- The impact of COVID-19 on value-based health care
- Health technology management: Using routinely collected activity data and structured elicitation to iteratively plan, model and implement services
- Accounting for health care: A teaching case study
- An alternative funding approach to improve rehabilitation outcomes
- Adopting a value-based healthcare approach to the scaling and measurement of virtual care – during a pandemic and into the future
Concurrent sessions have been adapted to suit virtual delivery and will be grouped by topic streams, allowing delegates to attend the most relevant presentations for them.
All successful abstract submissions and presentations were eligible for the Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards.
Pre-recorded presentation requirements
The pre-recorded presentation format may be a voice-narrated slide presentation or any other video style that successfully conveys the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of your abstract submission.
- Minimum of seven minutes and maximum of 10 minutes in length
- File types: .mp4 only
- Resolution: 1280 x 720 and cannot exceed two megabits per second
Virtual concurrent session requirements
Presentation recordings will be included in the virtual portal for viewing by delegates in advance, and presenters will be allocated a concurrent session timeslot for live audience Q&A through the virtual portal.
Further information regarding the timing, format and delivery requirements will be provided to all presenters, including guidance in the virtual conference platform.
The conference management team will endeavour to accommodate the availability of presenters to participate in the Q&A concurrent sessions.
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority is proud to present two awards as part of the conference close proceedings to recognise one high-scoring paper and one highly rated presentation.
The Scientific Committee will select the winner of the Best Paper from the abstract submissions, based on:
- the contribution to advancing the wider knowledge and understanding of activity based funding
- having clearly defined research aims and methodology
- offering defensible findings and credible evidence
- offering topical content under the conference theme
Delegates can vote for their favourite presentation during the conference.
All concurrent and plenary sessions will be eligible for the Best Presentation award, and the winner will be announced during the conference close proceedings.
Presenters are encouraged to attend to accept the award in real time.