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Care Coordination and Supplementary Services

 

Overview

Please note: Commencing in January 2017 this program was replaced by the Integrated Team Care (ITC) Program funded under the Indigenous Australians Health Programme and is administered by Primary Health Networks.

The Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) Programme aimed to improve access to coordinated multidisciplinary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with chronic disease (especially cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and chronic renal disease). The CCSS programme was delivered through Primary Health Networks in all states and territories.

Care coordination, provided by qualified health workers who were typically nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers, helped patients access the range of services needed to treat chronic disease.

A flexible funding pool (supplementary services) was available to care coordinators to expedite patient access to urgent and essential allied health or specialist services, certain medical aids and transport to services.

Department of Health abstract

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Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 1555
Freecall 1800 020 103

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Last updated: 4 September 2017
 
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