Modified Monash Model

The model was developed to better target health workforce programs to attract health professionals to more remote and smaller communities. The MMM classifies metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas according to geographical remoteness, as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and town size.

Provider Travel - Labour Costs (Time)

Where a provider claims for travel time in respect of a support then the maximum amount of travel time that they can claim for the time spent travelling to each participant (for each eligible worker) is 30 minutes in MMM 1-3 areas and 60 minutes in MMM 4-5 areas. (Note the relevant MMM classification is the classification of the area where the participant is when the support is delivered.)

In addition to the above travel, capacity-building providers who are permitted to claim for provider travel in respect of a support item can also claim for the time spent travelling from the last participant to their usual place of work. The maximum amount of travel time that they can claim for the time spent on return travel (for each eligible worker) is 30 minutes in MMM 1-3 areas and 60 minutes in MMM 4-5 areas. (Note the relevant MMM classification is the classification of the area where the participant is when the support is delivered.)

Original Sources:

Australian Government Department of Health

NDIS Pricing Arrangements

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