AMA submission to the Evaluation of the DVA's Allied Health Treatment Cycle Arrangements
The AMA Submission to the DVA's Allied Health Treatment Cycle highlights that the changes were welcomed by the AMA as they brought a greater alignment with regular referral practices and would provide patients with improved quality of care through better coordination.
From the AMA's perspective the changes were informed regarding need and design through DVA's engagement with key stakeholders and were well communicated. The AMA noting that overall awareness could be enhanced with further information and education about the changes.
The AMA strongly supported the introduction of the Treatment Cycle as it ensures:
- improved care coordination,
- clinical appropriateness of services provided, and
- greater stewardship of the allied health services funded by the DVA.