Commonwealth Department of Health
On behalf of the Department of Health, AHA administers claims and payments for the 23 Community Pharmacy Programs funded under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA).
From 1 February 2019, AHA administers all registrations, claims and payments for the 23 Programs funded under the 6CPA. Programs administered by AHA include the following.
Medication Adherence Programs – to improve medication compliance through the provision of community pharmacy services:
Medication Management Programs – to support quality use of medicine services that are designed to reduce adverse medicine events and associated hospital admissions or medical presentations:
Targeted Programs and Services:
AHA operates under the name ‘Pharmacy Programs Administrator’ for the administration of these important programs. Click here to view the ‘welcome’ video, which is also available at the ‘Transition’ section of the new website www.ppaonline.com.au
AHA was awarded this services agreement following a competitive tender process undertaken by the Department of Health, based on AHA’s substantial experience administering government programs. Notably, AHA currently administers the Community Service Obligation (CSO) Funding Pool and the Chemotherapy Compounding Payment Scheme (CCPS) on behalf of the Department.
Richard Stock, AHA Founding Director, said:
“Our aim is to build on the committed work of the Guild which has administered these programs over many years, to ensure professional and efficient payment for services to pharmacies and other stakeholders.”
AHA has engaged the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) to advise on and support the administration of these programs.
These 23 programs are designed to improve medication compliance, reduce adverse medicine events and associated hospital admissions and medical presentations. Certain programs are targeted to support people living in rural and remote regions and other programs support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.