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Health Care Homes Model Expands in Australia

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Country Correspondent: Aisha Gomez

To better serve Australians with two or more chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart and lung conditions, the government has announced plans to expand the Health Care Homes model to up to 65,000 Australians. The model, currently in trial at 22 clinics, will be offered at an additional 168 general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services clinics within the coming year. The Health Care Homes model provides integrated, team-based care focused on patients’ goals and needs. Given that practices receive per capita fees, the model provides incentives to focus on the most complex and highest-cost patients.

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