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Australian Healthcare Funding Summit

This new event will facilitate constructive discussion and debate around key issues relating to the reform and sustainable funding of healthcare in Australia to get the best possible outcomes

Dates for 2021 TBC

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overview

Given the unprecedented demand that COVID19 is placing on Australia’s healthcare system, now more than ever it is important to examine the funding of healthcare in Australia. The Australian Healthcare Funding Summit will examine the funding of Australia’s healthcare system and facilitate constructive discussion and debate around key issues relating to the reform and sustainable funding of healthcare in Australia to get the best possible outcomes.

Some key issues to be discussed:

  • Lessons from COVID – How and what should the health system learn from 2020?
  • Improving the value of the Australian health care system: Can we get there from here?
  • Efficiency gains in Australian healthcare: Estimates, incentives and population health management priorities
  • Growing out-of-hospital care: Victoria’s learnings from COVID-19
  • Australia’s elective procedure system should be radically different after the pandemic – Putting patient and population interests first
  • Funding a new model of care: Challenges for PHI in the Post-Covid19 World
  • Towards 2025 – IHPA’s future work program under the new NHRA
  • Collaborative Commissioning – A new initiative to accelerate value-based care in NSW
  • New funding approaches for palliative care
  • Quality of aged care service delivery and sector sustainability: An inextricable link for the Australian health system
  • Telehealth-The Future of care
  • Improving the use of data across the healthcare system
  • Moving beyond money: Enhancing value through person- centred health systems
  • The case for equitable access to mental health nurse psychotherapists: Improving access and outcomes across the mental health continuum

speakers

Michael Brennan

Chair, Productivity Commission

Distinguished Professor Jane Hall

Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, UTS

Prof David Peiris

Director, Global Primary Health Care Program, The George Institute for Global Health

Adam Elshaug

Professor of Health Policy and Director, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne

Prof Ellen Nolte

Professor of Health Services and Systems Research, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Danielle Romanes

Director, Health Services Policy, Health Services Policy & Workforce Branch, Department of Health & Human Services Victoria

James Downie

CEO, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Sonja Read

Special Counsel, MinterEllison

Shaun Gath

Principal, Narrabundah Partners & Former CEO, PHIAC

Professor Julie Ratcliffe

Mathew Flinders Professor of Health Economics and Head Health and Social Care Economics Group, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

Dr Paul Gross

former Commissioner, National Hospitals and Health Services Commission

Rohan Greenland

CEO, Palliative Care Australia

Dr Richard Lakeman

Senior Lecturer & Course Coordinator for SCU Online Post Graduate Mental Health Programmes, Southern Cross University

Joanna Green

Principal, HIVE Legal

Stephen Duckett

Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute

Anne-Marie Feyer

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney

Noelia Boscana

Partner, MinterEllison

agenda

10:00 am

VIRTUAL DOORS OPEN

10:30 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Sonja Read, Special Counsel, MinterEllison

10:45 am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Michael Brennan, Chair, Productivity Commission

11:15 am

An overview of innovations and reform that have arisen during COVID-19 in Victoria, leveraging a range of funding models to support movement of care out of hospitals and into the community

11:45 am

Post Covid priorities: Bending the cost curve and productivity gains
Reducing seven major efficiency losses
Funding the eight population health segments
The missing link: Provider payment incentives

12:15 pm

Networking, stretch & refreshment break

12:40 pm

Quality of aged care service delivery and sector sustainability: An inextricable link for the Australian health system

Professor Julie Ratcliffe, Mathew Flinders Professor of Health Economics and Head Health and Social Care Economics Group, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

1:10 pm

Funding a new model of care: Challenges for PHI in the Post-Covid19 World

Shaun Gath, Principal, Narrabundah Partners & Former CEO, PHIAC

1:40 pm

The return on investment for expenditure on palliative care in Australia
The impact of COVID19 on palliative care in Australia
Managing the increasing need for health care services as the population rapidly ages, grows and lives with more chronic and complex conditions
The significant economic benefits in terms of reducing avoidable hospital admissions

2:10 pm

Networking, stretch & refreshment break

2:50 pm

Collaborative Commissioning – A new initiative to accelerate value-based care in NSW

Prof David Peiris, Director, Global Primary Health Care Program, The George Institute for Global Health

Anne-Marie Feyer, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney

3:30 pm

IHPA’s response to COVID-19
Future funding models roadmap
Opportunities to move towards value-based healthcare
Infrastructure essentials to support future models

4:00 pm

Networking, stretch & refreshment break

4:20 pm

  • What are the drivers for change to hospital funding models in Australia?
  • What types of reform do we expect?
  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on funding models?

5:00 pm

Refreshment break

5:05 pm

Person-centredness has become a key priority for policy-makers nationally and internationally
There is a wealth of experience across European countries to become more person-centred, but initiatives that are being undertaken tend to be disjointed and lack an overarching strategic approach
The ‘public’ voice remains absent in many of the local strategies that are being considered to achieve this
This is a fundamental shortcoming and should be addressed by leaders at the organisational and system levels if we are to achieve ‘value-based’, person-centred health systems

5:35 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF DAY ONE

10:00 am

VIRTUAL DOORS OPEN

10:30 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Prof David Peiris, Director, Global Primary Health Care Program, The George Institute for Global Health

10:40 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Australia’s elective procedure system should be radically different after the pandemic - Putting patient and population interests first

Adam Elshaug, Professor of Health Policy and Director, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne

11:15 am

The aim of health care reform is to improve the value delivered by the health care system
The introduction of Medicare did not change the funding architecture of the Australian health care system, namely the PBS, the MBS,and hospital funding
This has been successful in terms of improving access and as a result increasing the volume and costs of health care; but led to problems rising expenditure, poor co-ordination, lack of flexibility and inappropriate care
Addressing these issues will require a rethink of how to pay for care, and that in turn may require addressing our basic funding architecture

11:45 am

Hospitals and healthcare facilities collect an enormous amount of rich data about the care provided to patients, and the costs associated with that care. This presents the ability to use this data in new and innovative ways to inform models of care.

The use of AI and mathematical modelling are being used in some health services to improve care while reducing costs
Consideration of the legal implications of the uses of data – privacy and governance risks

12:15 pm

Networking, stretch & lunch break

12:55 pm

The Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS), ‘Better Access’ program which focuses on providing subsidized focused psychological strategies is out of reach for large sections of the population due to the overvaluing of this service by eligible providers who charge excessive ‘gap fees’. Granting immediate eligibility to MHNs to claim the MBS will address a serious skills shortage in primary care across the continuum of stepped care without the need for any further investment in training or education of health professionals.

1:25 pm

Telehealth-The Future of care

Joanna Green, Principal, HIVE Legal

2:00 pm

Somethings worked well during the 2020 phase of the pandemic most notably telehealth expansion, but what else worked?
Somethings didn’t work so well. What is in this category and what can we learn from those failures?
How should we get from here to there? Is there time to engage on change?

2:35 pm

Closing remarks and key event take-aways summary

2:45 pm

END OF SUMMIT

pricing

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when & where

25 - 26 Nov 2021

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