How is Poi different to ACP?
Poi sits ‘downstream’ from an ACP in that anyone can do an ACP at any time verse Poi is targeting recognition of the last 6-12 months of life. This is the time where a client’s condition and goals of care are changing. Having a plan would reduce ‘crisis’ or ‘surprise’ episodes.
What if my client does not fit the tools? (Likely over 12 months or less than 6 months to live)
If your client likes have over 12 months (does not fit SPICT tool or AKPs high considering trajectory), please consider doing an ACP and keep monitoring the client for changes. If your client is too unwell (likely less than 6 months), please refer to your PHO or facility policy regarding what other plans are suitable.
Do I need to update/resubmit the PPA if things change?
No, you do not need to resubmit a PPA, you may wish to update the client’s care plan as their condition change. You are welcome to contact the Poi MDTs by email or phone if you need further resources or advice.
What funding is available to do a plan?
A one off payment of $150+GST for each PPA submitted (1 PPA per client). This is based on the client being suitable for Poi PPA based on the tools, this is not tied to any other criteria. The payment is generated on submission of the plan and paid via POAC, you do not need to submit an invoice. Payments are made 20th following month and a Buyer Created Tax Invoice/Remittance will be emailed. Contact email@example.com with any account questions.
What if the client becomes too complex to manage in primary care?
If the client already has a PPA and then becomes too complex to manage, please refer to your local hospice for specialist palliative care. If the client does not have a PPA and they have complex needs, please refer to hospice instead of doing a Poi PPA.
What if my practice is not using Medtech32/evolution or my practice?
Plans and feedback are sent and received via Web portal TUKU – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require login details.
I have questions or would like someone to present at my practice/facility.
Please contact your local Poi MDT by email or phone if you have any questions or would like a presentation at your workplace.