The Department of Health and Ageing has announced that AHA has been appointed as Data Administrator for Expanded and Accelerated Price Disclosure (EAPD).
“The Department received a considerable number of tenders which were extensively evaluated. Following the tender evaluation, the Department is pleased to announce that the contract has been awarded to Australian Healthcare Associates and the services will commence from 21 January 2011.”
As part of a major Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) sustainability package announced at Budget 2010, the Government is reducing the price of many medicines by strengthening Price Disclosure. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and Medicines Australia, designed to address widespread pricing anomolies.
Following the passage of legislation, from 1 December 2010 all non-exempt drugs on F2 of the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits will be subject to EAPD. Initial estimates indicate cost savings to the Australian Government of over $1.9 billion.
The operational requirements of this policy directed the Department to seek tenders from capable and experienced organisations to provide data collection, calculations and processing services to support the ongoing requirements of EAPD. AHA has been entrusted with this key role.
AHA will support the Department with the ongoing administration of Price Disclosure, including collecting data submissions from pharmaceutical suppliers, undertaking Price Disclosure related calculations and result notifications.
If you have any queries, please contact our Price Disclosure Help Desk on 1300 336 062 or email@example.com
Further details about EAPD are on the Department’s PBS website