The Health Based Allocation Model (HBAM) is the new funding methodology of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) under the Health System Funding Strategy.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is supporting the implementation and use of the MOHLTC’s HBAM methodology. Support includes providing monitoring tools, such as record-level and comparative reports containing the grouping methodology output for the five methodologies that are used as direct inputs for the HBAM methodology.
The Ontario-specific Comprehensive Ambulatory Classification System (CACS) weights are the ambulatory care weights used within HBAM. The Ontario MOHLTC develops the weights and provides them to CIHI for reporting purposes. The weighting methodology is the same as that used for the national CACS weight; only the weight values differ. In both methodologies, age, anesthetic technique and investigative technology (IT) are factors.
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