Changing systems of care so that they can offer better integration requires initial investment and funding; a degree of operational funding during the transition to the new models of care; and on-going financial support until the new services are fully operational and the older ones are de-commissioned. Ensuring that initial and on-going costs can be financed is an essential activity that uses the full range of mechanisms from regional/national budgets to ‘stimulus’ funds, European Union investment funds, public-private partnerships (PPP) and risk-sharing mechanisms.
No additional funding is available to support the move towards integrated care.
Funding is available but mainly for the pilot projects and testing.
Consolidated innovation funding available through competitions/grants for individual care providers and small-scale implementation.
Regional/national (or European) funding or PPP for scaling-up is available.
Regional/national funding and/or reimbursement schemes for on-going operations is available.
Secure multi-year budget and/or reimbursement schemes, accessible to all stakeholders, to enable further service development.