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The Health Care Home

The Australian Government recently announced that as part of its ‘Healthier Medicare’ package, there will be a staged roll-out of a nationally supported Health Care Home model. This will provide Australians with improved co-ordination, management and support for their chronic conditions. The Health Care Home is a concept driven out of the USA (often referred to the ‘Medical Home’ or ‘Patient Centred Medical Home’) as a high quality and cost efficient new approach to patient care. 

Health Care Homes will initially be rolled out in seven trial regions across Australia, based on Primary Health Network (PHN) boundaries. Starting 1 July 2017, Health Care Homes will be trialled in up to 200 medical practices consisting of general practices and Aboriginal Medical Services. Trial PHN areas are being considered right now, and an Expression of Interest process will occur in late 2016, asking practices in the trial regions to nominate their interest in becoming a Health Care Home.

Health Care Homes will allow patients to...

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