Note 5. User Charges

User charge revenue is derived by providing goods and services to other ACT Government agencies and to the public.  User charge revenue is not part of ACT Government appropriation and is paid by the user of the goods or services.  This revenue is driven by consumer demand and is commercial in nature.

  2015
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2014
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User Charges - ACT Government    
Local Hospital Network Fundinga 760,262 717,273
Service Revenueb 332 743
Total User Charges - ACT Government 760,594 718,016
     
User Charges - Non-ACT Government    
Service Revenuec 12,422 11,032
Amounts Received for Highly Specialised Drugsd 16,102 17,602
Cross Border (Interstate) Health Revenuee - 4,726
Inpatient Feesf 36,906 31,677
Facilities Feesg 26,590 24,382
Non-inpatient Fees 1,056 866
Inventory Salesh 12,285 13,279
Accommodation and Meals 3,653 3,813
Total User Charges - Non-ACT Government 109,014 107,377
     
Total User Charges 869,608 825,393
  1. The increase mainly relates to inflation, growth in services provided and additional activities now covered under the National Health Reform.
  2. The decrease is largely the result of $0.4m revenue for aero-medical services that was shown as revenue from Justice and Community Safety Directorate in 2013-14 and is now paid by ACT & South East NSW Aero Medical Services LTD and is shown as ‘User Charges non-ACT Government’  revenue.
  3. The increase is mainly due to $0.4m revenue for aero-medical services that was shown as revenue from Justice and Community Safety Directorate in 2013-14 and is now paid by ACT & South East NSW Aero Medical Services LTD and is shown as ‘User Charges non-ACT Government’, increased revenue from sterilising services provided to other hospitals, increases in pathology services and an increase in commercial space rentals.
  4. 2013-14 included revenue that related to 2012-13 that had not previously been recognised.
  5. The decrease is due to the changed funding arrangements for the treatment of interstate patients in ACT hospitals following the implementation of the National Health Reform Agreement. This revenue is now collected through the ACT Local Health Network Directorate. The amounts for 2013-14 relate to prior year activity confirmed through an annual acquittal process with the New South Wales Ministry of Health.
  6. The increase is largely attributable to an increase in compensable and private patients and prior year revenues related to Department of Veterans Affairs patients that had not previously been recognised.
  7. The increase mainly relates to increased private patient activities in Pathology, Oncology and Medical Imaging specialities.
  8. This is mainly due to a fall in volume of consumables sold to the private hospitals.