Commonwealth Dental Health Program (CDHP).
The VHA has been working closely with the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) to develop a position about the Commonwealth Dental Health Program (CDHP). The advocacy position reached provides a 'win-win' outcome that allows both the Medicare Dental program to continue and the CDHP to be introduced. Full details of the advocacy position can be found on the AHHA website www.aushealthcare.com.au
Acute health services are now having their facilities audited by the Auditor General Victoria. The costs associated with these audits are of concern to member agencies given the significant cost increases compared to previous audits and the discrepancies in costs across agencies. The VHA has sent a range of correspondence to the DHS regarding this issue and continues to seek a resolution that will see the cost burden on agencies ameliorted. The VHA will continue to update members regarding this issue.