Care in the Community - 27 February 2023
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Please see the update for the primary care sector from the Care in the Community team. This includes the attached Mpox Funding Table. Please distribute to your local provider networks.
Te Whatu Ora recognises and values the critical role that general practice, Hauora providers and urgent care partners have provided in the current MPox response. We are pleased to advise that the attached funding framework (currently in place) will continue until 30 June 2023, with a review in April 2023. There are no changes to the framework from the previous release on 7 November 2022.
Should the funding end prior to 30 June, a 30-day written notice will be sent notifying of the cancellation of the contract. Funding claims continue to be through the existing invoicing system.
The last case of MPox in Aotearoa, as of 27 February 2023, was reported on 2 February 2023. It is expected there will be occasional sporadic cases over the coming months.
Guidance for testing and treatment can be found on Health Pathways. We will be moving from a health-system response to managing isolated cases and incursions.
Model of care for COVID-19 Care in the community
We have collated the feedback from the sector following the implementation of the new Model of Care of COVID-19 in the community and we would like to thank you for your time taken to do this.
As this new model becomes embedded, one frequently asked question to clarify is the definition for the ‘migrant ethnic community’ group in the priority population. This is targeted to benefit those at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 and funding covers those who are refugees and asylum seekers.
The Care in the Community team would like to confirm the ongoing utilisation of the CCCM programme. Whilst the use of CCCM is not compulsory, we highly recommend the utilisation of CCCM as a clinical shared care record for COVID-19 patients. This programme has become integral for the Pharmacy Sector around therapeutics supply and enables the Care in the Community Hubs to support as required. We continue to recommend its utilisation.
If you have any further questions or feedback, please email us at Covidcareinthecommunity@health.govt.nz
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