Health Care Homes
The Adelaide PHN has been selected as one of the ten regions for Stage One of the Commonwealth Government Health Care Homes Trial.
Health Care Homes will improve the provision of care for people with chronic and complex conditions in Australia’s primary health care system. General practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) participating in this first stage of implementation will have a vital role in shaping the future roll-out of this important reform.
Shortlisted organisations were announced in May 2017. Contract negotiations are underway with final sites to be announced in August 2017.
The Health Care Home program will commence in Adelaide on 1 December 2017.
New factsheet released: Payments under the Health Care Home program: Application of Employment Taxes
Information and resources (for HCH sites)
Adelaide PHN role
Specialist trainers, known as Practice Facilitators, will be located in PHNs to support the transformation of practices and ACCHS to become Health Care Homes. Practice Facilitators can help with activities such as recruitment and enrolment. The support may include a mix of face to face training sessions, telephone, email, webinar support and opportunities for shared learning among practices.
To contact Adelaide PHN Practice Facilitators please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Connections and Health Care Homes
The Adelaide PHN is currently undertaking a suite of activities called Care Connections. These activities are different and separate, but complementary to the Commonwealth Health Care Homes. Care Connections focuses on additional opportunities to explore the Patient Centred Medical Home, including the Medical Neighbourhood within the Adelaide metropolitan region.
Practices can be a Care Connection practice and a Health Care Home.
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