AMA Submission to Pricing Framework

13 Nov 2020

The AMA has called for public hospitals to be fully compensated for increased treatment costs due to COVID-19. 

In its submission to Government on the 2021-22 Public Hospital Pricing Framework, the AMA also calls for funding penalties for avoidable complications to be paused until the full effects of the pandemic are known. 

“There is no credible evidence to demonstrate a causal link between funding penalties and fewer patient complications,” the submission says. 

The submission argues that there is a strong case to pause any penalties until the effects of COVID-caused delays to waiting lists for elective surgery, outpatient treatments and cancer screening have washed through the system. 

You can read the submission here.