From 1 July 2021, Victoria will implement the national funding model for acute and sub-acute admitted and non-admitted activity, and emergency department funded services. Mental health and block funded small rural health services will transition in a later phase.
As health service targets will be based on the national classification, the Victorian modified WIES, S-WIES and WASE funding models and subsequent reporting will cease from 1 July 2021.
To gain an understanding of the new system, information technology and data management impact, a workshop was hosted by VAHI’s Health Services Data team, Funding and Budget, and Health Technology Solutions on Friday 12 March. The workshop was well-attended by more than 200 health service and departmental staff from across the state. Overwhelmingly, the attendees reported that they found the session informative and helpful.
Health Services Data has published the process for mapping from Victorian specifications to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) specifications to calculate National Weighted Activity Unit (NWAU) in a manner consistent with the Victorian Department of Health to assist health services in their implementation of the National Funding Model. More information on this process is available here.
If you have any questions about the implementation of the national funding model, please email NationalFundingModel@dhhs.vic.gov.au.