New models of primary care, such as the Health Care Home Pilot, are being rolled out in Australia. These new models will incentivise GPs based on their actual performance.
A GP’s performance will be based on their adherence to evidence based clinical pathways and the actual clinical outcomes the GP delivers for the patient.
These more accountable models of care will begin to be rolled out in 2016/17 based on a review by the Australian Primary Health Care Advisory Group.
In the Primary Health Care Advisory Group’s Report released in December 2015, they recommended a two-year trial for the Health Care Home Pilot implementation.
Additional Federal funding for the pilot will be paid to support extra care for 65,000 complex chronic disease patients and to incentivise GP’s across 200 primary care practices (approx. 500 GPs) totalling $21 million Health Care Home Pilot in Australia.
However, the associated change in work practices and payment models required as part of the Australian Health Care Home model will significantly impact GPs.
Understandably, the many concerns and questions of GPs and Patients’ need to be addressed for successful change management and sustained transformational change. The key issues being what is a Health Care Home and what is the detailed plan for the $21 million Health Care Home Pilot implementation? For example:
We help Primary Health Networks to answer the key issues listed above to better support GPs and allied health professionals, to implement the Health Care Home model.
We work with Primary Health Network clients to implement the Health Care Home Pilot model, based on the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.
This evidence based model transforms GP practices to deliver better patient‑centric coordinated care—and at the same time increases GP job satisfaction.
There are seven (7) elements to Health Care Home Pilot implementation that we focus on when working with PHN’s to ensure GP engagement, patient satisfaction and cost effectiveness: