The Article fails to acknowledge two problems in particular that have occurred with the CSC roll out.
It may be that some Practices are unaware of them
2 Unmatched CSC’S at the Ministry
Most Practices will have encountered patients who have Community Service cards but the Practice received no Capitation for. Practices are expected to bill patients at the reduced rate but do not receive the Capitation for these and any other patients who should have been matched
Question – How will practices be reimbursed for this unpaid Capitation from 1/12/18?
I believe Practices need to enlist the Support of their PHO’s to apply pressure on Software Providers and the Ministry (through PSAAP Negotiators)
Treating 23,500 elective day surgery patients in rural New Zealand is just part of the story. Education, training and workshops to support rural doctors and nurses is leaving a much bigger footprint
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