HAPS/HSAAs - Hospital Accountability Planning Submission/Hospital Service Accountability Agreements
On April 1, 2007 the LHINs assumed responsibility for planning, funding and integrating health services and since that time, the hospitals and the Central East LHIN have negotiated Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (HSAAs) which form the basis for a multi year planning and funding framework for each hospital.
Using the current funding model called HSFR (Health System Funding Reform), Ontario's health care system has moved away from a global funding system towards what is now known as Patient-Based Funding.
To learn more about Patient-Based Funding, please click here to visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.
From the beginning of HSFR implementation in 2012-13, the Central East LHIN has pursued the strategic objective of moving Ontario’s health care system away from global funding towards an equitable and sustainable funding model that will also standardize care, minimize practice variation and encourage investments in quality improvement and patient safety.
Under HSFR, hospitals are funded based on how many patients they look after, the services they deliver and the specific needs of the population they serve, and how efficiently service delivery occurs in comparison with their peers.
Below you will find the agreements with all the Central East LHIN’s hospitals.
The LHINs, alongside numerous stakeholders, originally negotiated HSAAs with a term of 2 years that took effect on April 1, 2008. The original HSAAs were amended and extended and were in effect until March 31, 2018. During the past negotiation period, the Central East LHIN and five hospitals entered into new two-year agreements which are in effect until March 31, 2020. Three agreements were extended to June 30, 2018. Each agreement contains funding and performance accountabilities and is refreshed quarterly to reflect new funding during the term of the agreement. The agreements also include performance obligations specific to the Central East LHIN.
Please click on a Hospital to view the current HSAA and the 2018/19 amending agreement and schedules effective April 1, 2018.
For more information, please contact the Hospital or Michelle Nurse Director, Contract Management, Performance and Accountability, Central East Local Health Integration Network at Michelle.Nurse@lhins.on.ca.