Sisters of Charity Health Service Limited authorisation A30216 A30219

Summary

Sisters of Charity application for authorisation of joint negotiation of Hospital Purchaser Provider Agreements HPPA with health funds and joint negotiation of purchasing arrangements with suppliers.

The Commission granted authorisation for five years to:

- the HPPA network to collectively negotiate with health funds and the Repatriation Commission;

- the four private hospitals owned by the Sisters of Chairty Health Service and St Vincent's Private Hospital in Sydney to collectively boycott health funds and the Repatriation Commission;

- the joint purchasing network to collectively negotiate with (and collectively boycott) their suppliers;

- the HPPA and joint purchasing networks to be expanded, subject to certain conditions. This does not allow the number of private hospitals able to collectively boycott health funds and the Repatriation Commission to increase; and

- for the members of the HPPA and joint purchasing networks to exchange fee, cost, price and other information.

Applicant(s)

  • Sisters of Charity Health Service Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • A30216
  • A30219

Decisions

Pre-decision conferences

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