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Value-based health care

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  • Publication Date: 
    December 3, 2019
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    Value-based health care

There is a growing discussion in Australia and internationally about the need to increase focus on delivering value-based health care with a focus on patient outcomes and experience.

IHPA’s Pricing Guidelines and the National Health Reform Agreement include provisions for IHPA to consider the impact on its work of evidence‑based, effective new technologies and innovations in models of health care. 

In 2018–19, IHPA engaged KPMG to conduct a global horizon scan to identify alternative approaches to health care funding that could be applied in the Australian context. The scan included a report outlining key outcomes and suggestions for an Australian approach focused on value-based health care.

The alternative funding models considered include bundled payments, capitation payments and regionally coordinated service responses.