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6.9 National Health Funding Administrator Payments System
The National Health Funding Administrator Payments System facilitates payments from the Australian Government to states and territories for public hospital services through the National Health Funding Pool as required under the National Health Reform Agreement.
The department provides program, corporate and support services to the National Health Funding Body and the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool to carry out their functions. All eight jurisdictions are successfully using the payments system.
In 2018–19, payments of $45.1 billion were made, compared with $42.2 billion in 2017–18.