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Episode of care—Department of Veterans' Affairs funding indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDepartment of Veterans' Affairs funding indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term644877
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
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An indicator of whether an eligible person's episode of care is funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Episode of care—Department of Veterans' Affairs funding indicator

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Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

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Collection and usage attributes

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Refer to the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (Cwlth) for details of eligible DVA beneficiaries.

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Whether or not charges for this episode of care are met by the DVA is routinely established as part of hospital admission processes.

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Eligible veterans and war widows/widowers can receive free treatment at any public hospital, former Repatriation Hospitals (RHs) or a Veteran Partnering (VP) contracted private hospital as a private patient in a shared ward, with the doctor of their choice. Admission to a public hospital does not require prior approval from the DVA.

When treatment cannot be provided within a reasonable time in the public health system at a former RH or a private VP hospital, there is a system of contracted non-VP private hospitals which will provide care.

Admission to a contracted private hospital requires prior financial authorisation from DVA. Approval may be given to attend a non-contracted private hospital when the service is not available at a public or contracted non-VP private hospital.

In an emergency a Repatriation patient can be admitted to the nearest hospital, public or private, without reference to DVA.

If an eligible veteran or war widow/widower chooses to be treated under Veterans' Affairs arrangements, which includes obtaining prior approval for non-VP private hospital care, DVA will meet the full cost of their treatment.

To assist in analyses of utilisation and health care funding.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Episode of care—funding eligibility indicator (Department of Veterans' Affairs), code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

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Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 17/10/2018

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Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Emergency service care NBEDS 2020-21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

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