Funding policy for clinical activity undertaken by Victorian health services is reviewed in an ongoing manner. Changes to policy are described below using the program and setting to identify the area influenced by the policy.
Policy and funding guidelines for health services
The Policy and funding guidelines represent the system-wide terms and conditions for government-funded healthcare organisations, such as health services and hospitals.
Admitted acute funding approach
The admitted acute funding approach is based on Victoria’s casemix approach called the Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separation (WIES) model.
Admitted sub-acute care encompasses Rehabilitation, Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM), and Palliative Care services.
Funding approaches aim to align the incentives for payment with the objectives of the clinical area.
Non-admitted care encompasses services provided to patients who do not undergo a formal admission process and do not occupy a hospital bed.
Reviewed 16 December 2021