The service agreements specify and detail the scope of services and targeted areas of activity that the system manager will purchase from health care providers in a fiscal year, in accordance with the government`s policy objectives and budget allocations. Service contracts are executed in accordance with Part 5 of the Health Services Act 2016 (Act). The policy framework, published by the department`s CEO as systems manager, sets out the binding legal and financial framework that all health care providers must follow to ensure effective and consistent approaches to meeting government budgetary and financial procedures and requirements; Process of purchasing and allocating resources throughout the VA health care system. By complying with service agreements, health care providers are committed to meeting the service obligations and service requirements outlined in the service contract. The division head, as systems manager, agrees to provide the financing and other support services described in the service agreements. The OBM framework describes how key performance results, services and indicators (KPIs) are used to measure the performance of the VA health system in achieving relevant overall overall governance objectives. KPIs measure the effectiveness and efficiency of services provided by the VA health system to achieve the required results. Va`s financing and purchasing guides provide information on obtaining financing, procurement policies and mechanisms, and the process of allocating resources for health services in the VA. A complementary service agreement called the Notional Local Health Network Service Agreement includes specific Commonwealth activities and the financing of contracts with third parties (e.g.
B non-governmental organizations) that offer health-related activities on behalf of the system manager. Service agreements make resource allocation decisions and provide the framework for evaluating services. They are the primary budget accountability tool that defines the roles and responsibilities of the system manager and integrity service providers. Short versions of service agreements and deactivation of the amendment include: Purchasing and Resource Allocation Framework Area Policy The department publishes abbreviated versions of all service agreements and amending decisions after all parties have executed them in accordance with the Schedule D9 of the National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA). The Service Agreement Management Guidelines (SAMG) provide information on the implementation of the service agreement management policy by detailing the processes for developing and modifying service agreements. The amendment becomes an addition to the original service agreement and is the revised basis on which the service agreement is executed. The VA health care system operates under an Outcome Based Management (OBM) framework under Section 61 of the Financial Management Act 2006 and Treasurer`s Instruction 904, in accordance with its statutory obligation as the VA`s public authority. The Service Agreement Management Policy (SAMP) imposes the formal mechanisms and processes by which health service agreements between the system manager and health service providers are developed, modified and managed in accordance with the requirements of the law.