In April 2016, the Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee (HSRAC) commenced planning for the five year review of the HSR system and agreed that, if possible, the review report will be provided to the Forum in 2019. Members agreed that, in order to achieve a degree of independence, consultant(s) should be engaged to complete the review.

In September 2016, the HSRAC established a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to analyse the performance of the HSR Calculator, and respond to technical issues and related matters referred to it by the HSRAC.

The Terms of Reference for the five year review follow:
PDF version: Terms of Reference for the five year review of the Health Star Rating system (PDF 23 KB)
Word version: Terms of Reference for the five year review of the Health Star Rating system (Word 29 KB)

A public submission process for the five year review was conducted between June and August 2017 and the HSRAC is considering the submissions received.

In July 2017, following an Approach to Market process, Matthews Pegg Consulting (mpconsulting) was engaged as the independent reviewer to conduct the review.

mpconsulting has prepared a report on submissions to the five year review of the HSR system and has also proposed a future consultation strategy.

PDF version: Report on Submissions to the Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating System (PDF 736 KB)
Word version: Report on Submissions to the Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating System (Word 217 KB)
PDF version: 5 Year Review of the Health Star Rating system – Future Consultation Opportunities (PDF 477 KB)
Word version: 5 Year Review of the Health Star Rating system – Future Consultation Opportunities (Word 28 KB)

The timeline for the five year review will be updated as the review progresses.
PDF Version: Five year review timeline (PDF 79 KB)
Excel version: Five year review timeline (Excel 15 KB)