Gippsland PHN will provide brokerage to general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCOs) who are actively managing COVID-19 positive cases to enable home visits to those who are managing COVID-19 at home.
This includes home visits to Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) residents.
The program is focused on reducing hospitalisations and allowing people to actively engage in their own health management plan supported by a health care professional via in home visit arrangement.
This program is to assist those diagnosed with COVID-19 who are managing their diagnosis at home or are being managed in a RACF who need assessment and management in relation to COVID-19 or can relate to other health conditions while the patient is isolating (eg injury, wound dressing, chronic disease management).
GP clinics can engage their practice nurses or nurse practitioners as well as GPs to provide the home visit in this model.
The clinic will be paid a $250 fee for each visit however the practice is unable to claim an MBS Medicare rebate on top of this. This fee includes an amount for reporting requirements to be met and is a flat fee for all visits. Payment will be provided on submission of a monthly invoice including a report providing details of service (template below).
For more information on this initiative please see the FAQ below.
Please send monthly invoices with the reporting template to firstname.lastname@example.org