Improving Bundled Care
Bundled care is being implemented across Ontario to provide care for patients, including those receiving hip, knee and shoulder replacements. The GTA Rehab Network is supporting members as they implement this new care delivery model through the following:
- Developing recommendations for bundled care pricing: The Network used best practice models of rehabilitative care and an analysis of member outpatient data to make recommendations on costing — adopted by the Ministry of Health — for outpatient rehabilitative care for shoulder arthroplasty and bilateral hip and knee replacements.
- Assessing the impact of bundled care implementation: The Network played a leading role in analyzing data to assess the impact of bundled care on referral patterns and access to rehabilitative care.
- Streamlining communication: The Network developed and updates a multi-organizational contact list to support warm patient hand-offs and more efficient financial transactions between provider organizations and bundle holders. To streamline reporting, the Network has also developed a standardized form for reporting outpatient clinical outcomes to bundle holders.