PHI 28/15

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about HCP, HCP1 and PHDB

Page last updated: 19 May 2015

Printable version of 28/15 (PDF 100 KB)

19 May 2015

Release of Final Data Specifications for the HCP, HCP1 and PHDB 2015-16 Data Collections

This circular releases data specifications for the following 2015/16 Hospital Casemix Protocol and Private Hospital Data Bureau data collections, effective 1 July 2015: HCP - Hospital to Insurer; HCP1 - Insurer to Department; and PHDB - Hospital to Department.

There are a significant number of minor ‘housekeeping’ type amendments to improve clarity, remove ambiguities and standardise content, particularly in relation to definitions and error codes.

The specifications and the associated Rules under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007, apply from 1 July 2015.

The revised data specifications and transition arrangements have been developed with the agreement and advice of insurers, service providers and software vendors.

The data specifications can be found on the Department’s website at:

Hospital Casemix Protocol


Private Hospital Data Bureau

Any questions relating to the final data specifications should be sent to the HCP Inbox.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch.

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