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  • Health Care Homes program

    The Health Care Homes program enables a general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) to use a systematic approach to chronic disease management. It aims to improve efficiencies and promote innovation in primary care services, moving away from the existing fee-for-service Medicare payments for people living with chronic and complex conditions.

    A bundled monthly payment is made directly to the general practice or ACCHS on a pro-rata retrospective basis. The practice is then responsible for appropriately distributing the bundled payment within the general practice or ACCHS.

    This doesn’t necessarily change the existing relationship the doctor has with the medical practice, and the Health Care Homes model won’t create an employer/employee relationship.

    For example, if a general practitioner's engagement with a practice is as a contractor, then their participation in the Health Care Homes program could also be on that basis. Participating general practices and ACCHS should seek advice from their tax professionals in relation to their situation and individual circumstances.

    See also:

    Further information on GST-free health goods and services

      Last modified: 18 Nov 2019QC 16263