Expression of Interest (EOI) for Innovation Project:

Patient Centred Medical Home

COORDINARE recently invited general practices to apply for funding to help them move towards a Patient Centred Medical Home model of care.

Applications are now closed. A panel will review the applications and successful practices will receive support and funding to develop and implement their idea.

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The burden of chronic disease in South Eastern NSW is higher than state and national averages for many long term conditions. This, combined with our ageing population (and ageing primary care workforce) means that demands on health care services are increasing. General practices face competing pressures: maintaining quality of care, and reasonable workloads, while patient demand and costs are increasing. 

The way health care is delivered needs to continue to evolve to enhance patient care and experience, improve population health, reduce costs and improve job satisfaction of health providers. This will see more and more practices shift to a Patient Centred Medical Home approach. 

To apply for funding practices needed to complete a simple Expression of Interest (EOI). We recommended that practices speak with their Health Coordination Consultant in preparing their application. EOIs are now closed and will be reviewed by an independent selection panel. Applicants for shortlisted projects will be invited to develop a short form project plan together with your Health Coordination Consultant for the final selection process. Up to 12 practices across the region will be funded. Funded projects must be completed on or prior to 30 June 2018.

Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria.

ART PCMH20innovation202Practices were required to briefly:

  • identify which of the 10 Building Blocks your approach aligns with (must be at least one)
  • describe your idea or innovative approach
  • explain why it is needed, what will the benefits be and to whom
  • explain how it is innovative to the practice i.e. either new or a significant enhancement
  • suggest how you will involve consumers
  • provide a guide of anticipated costs

Additional consideration will be given to proposals that:

  • demonstrate a response to local social disadvantage
  • demonstrate a response to high local disease prevalence 
  • demonstrate a response to deliver sustainable solutions
  • have a GP enrol in the upcoming Leadership Advantage Course  

Some key concepts to consider when putting together your application are: person centred care, the Patient Centred Medical Home model of care and the 10 Building Blocks. You can access relevant resources on the COORDINARE website.

  • Your idea must be general practice-led though partnership approaches with other providers are also encouragedart pcmh people talking
  • Must be an accredited general practice within South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network catchment
  • Application must be submitted by 5pm on Sunday 13 August

As part of the project you must be willing to:

  • share results, information and resources
  • become a champion of change to assist other local practices
  • participate in an evaluation
  • utilise the primary care – practice improvement tool (PC-PIT)
  • co-design the approach with relevant COORDINARE staff including your Health Coordination Consultant

The following activities are ineligible for funding under this project:

  • items deemed out of scope by the Commonwealth and these include risk stratification, patient enrolment and changes to financial models
  • leasing or purchase of vehicles
  • depreciation of expenses
  • activities already undertaken or expenses already incurred
  • research costs
  • items of capital equipment valued greater than $5000
  • items of capital not directly related to patient outcomes  
  • payments for professional services (i.e. where a payment is made for a medical service item listed in the Medicare Benefit Schedule) 
  • conference attendances
  • board fees

The above list is indicative and is not intended to be exhaustive.