Quality-Based Procedures (QBPs) are specific groups of patient services that offer opportunities for health service providers to share best practices that will allow the system to achieve better quality and system efficiencies.
This approach will reimburse health service providers for the types and quantities of patients they treat, using evidence-informed rates that are associated with the quality of care delivered. For example, a patient who has a total knee replacement needs both surgery and rehabilitation. QBPs set out how much money each health service provider receives for their contribution to that patient's care journey.
Over a three-year period (2012-15), global funding will be reduced in proportion as funding for QBPs increases.
This shift in funding aligns with the HNHB LHIN’s strategic aim - to dramatically improve the patient experience through quality, integration and value.