SAOA SUBMISSION: HMI SEMINARS:
The SAOA thanks the HMI Panel for the opportunity to comment primarily in response to presentations and engagement at the HMI Seminars held on 9, 10 and 12 April 2019.
As agreed, on the last day of the Seminar, stakeholders are invited to make succinct submissions on issues debated during the 3 days, with particular focus on the following:
This submission places emphasis on alleged supplier induced demand and utilisation.
The SAOA, as a participating stakeholder, has invested a great deal of time, effort and expense to ensure a comprehensive submission to the HMI during the Public Hearings.
The SAOA wishes to record our disappointment that there was no reference to issues raised by the SAOA within the Provisional Report, relating specifically to relationships between providers, schemes and Designated Service Providers.
It is significant to note that a number of the very same concerns were raised during the last day of the Seminar by general practitioners describing treatment of practitioners by funders and DSP’s. These concerns, are once again, summarised below (see ‘Key Concerns pertaining to DSP participation.Read more