The COH was engaged to perform an analysis of CheckUP-supported outreach services, including the potential impact of telehealth substitution on services and costs.
Our work contributed to a report commissioned by Queensland Health in association with CheckUP.
We assisted by:
- Identifying and providing an analysis of funding gaps in the provision of outreach services throughout Australia.
- Providing examples of how Medicare funding for services would be affected by telehealth substitution.
- Providing examples of how telehealth substitution may improve service delivery.
- Determining the factors impacting the cost of providing in-person specialist outreach services and identifying how telehealth substitution affects these factors.
- Modelling and reporting the potential costs and savings of telehealth substitution.
Substituting a portion of traditional face-to-face outreach services with telehealth helps provide high-quality, timely, and cost-effective health care to people living in rural and remote communities.
CheckUP is a non-profit organisation aiming to address inequity by delivering health services to the people and communities that need it most.
The report will inform future service development and negotiations with state and Commonwealth governments.
More information, including a copy of the report, is available on the CheckUp website.