Responding to Changes in Funding and Payments
Responding to Changes in Healthcare Funding and Payments: With expected MBS review outcomes and follow-on changes in funding and billing in healthcare there is potential for some notable changes in the business and service models of healthcare. With a focus on funding changes to build robustness and system sustainability, address specific patient cohort treatment needs, and provide access to more services in the home or community settings there is the potential for considerable change in the way healthcare is accessed and delivered. Where is the potential for innovation in the evolving models of healthcare funding and billing? Can we do more irrespective of funding?
Dr Jeremy Sammut, a leading advocate of market-based health reform, will set the scene and explore the opportunities for change and innovation within the current and future funding and payment models. Dr Sammut provides independent advice on healthcare funding and economics with the Centre for Independent Studies based in Sydney and is well placed to guide the discussion. The session will build a logical approach to potential policy changes that could be made, whilst looking to emerging funding models that are already being trialled, with a view to proposing funding and payment changes across health and social welfare sectors. We will look at the opportunities that digital enables in being innovative as well as thinking differently about health funding and payment constraints.