HMI West Regional Meeting, 15 October, 2015

Speaker: Ms. Maureen Cronin, Healthcare Pricing Office

Title: “Activity Based Funding”
Location: Merlin Park Hospital Galway

In an open and informative manner, Maureen initially explained what Activity Based Funding means. She went on to explain about the move away from block grants to providers based on ABF. The move from block grants to ABF will bring greater clarity and transparency to healthcare spending, allowing for episodes of care and complexity of treatment to be counted and costed more efficiently. Maureen took questions from those present who greatly appreciated her frank and open responses.