Increased GP incentives available for DVA coordinated care program
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has increased incentive payments for GPs providing care to eligible patients under the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) program.
The CVC program provides practitioners an initial incentive payment to enrol eligible DVA clients, then quarterly care payments thereafter. The revised DVA fee schedule for CVC claims came into effect on 1 July 2018.
The CVC program, which was developed in consultation with and with the support of the AMA was established in 2011. It supports GPs to manage chronic conditions for eligible DVA clients who are most at risk of unplanned hospitalisation. It is available to DVA Gold Card holders, including veterans, war widow/widowers and dependents, who are living in the community and have one or more chronic conditions.
Under the program GPs can provide ongoing, comprehensive and coordinated care to eligible Gold Card holders, with the assistance of their nurse coordinator.
To further simplify CVC enrolment, management and claiming for GP clinics, the DVA has developed and is currently testing a new DVA Toolbox for CVC, which provides a convenient online centre of information and resources. Medical clinics and general practitioners can access and trial the new DVA Toolbox here.
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