A vision for Medicare but not a quick fix

Friday, February 3, 2023

AHHA welcomes the release of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report, while recognising it will be the details that matter.

‘Our members and stakeholders across the health system have long been calling for a commitment to reorient the system towards one that is person-centred, outcomes-focused and value-based,’ said AHHA Chief Executive Kylie Woolcock.

‘This report identifies those critical enablers that will align diverse stakeholders around a shared vision.’

‘We welcome the Government’s commitment to a staged approach that will build multidisciplinary models of care around the needs of individuals and communities with complex and chronic conditions; that will introduce changes to funding models that incentivise improved health outcomes, not just more activity; and that embeds evaluation and learning so we can scale what works for the system, and the people and workforce that it serves. AHHA acknowledges that this is not a quick fix.’

AHHA looks forward to working with Minister Butler, our members and stakeholders in achieving this vision.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the independent peak membership body and advocates for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high-quality healthcare in Australia.

Media enquiries: Kylie Woolcock, Chief Executive, AHHA
0410 625 830