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Notification of Amendment to the Primary Maternity Services Notice

1 June 2018

Dear Colleagues

Notification of Amendment to the Primary Maternity Services Notice.

The Minister of Health has approved publication of an amendment to the Primary Maternity Service Notice 2007 (the Notice). This amendment will implement an increase in fees for modules of care claimable by Lead Maternity Carers (LMC).

The Notice includes the ability to make financial adjustments to the fee schedule without opening the Notice for full review. The draft Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2018 (the Amendment Notice) and new fee schedule is attached as Appendix 2.

Schedule 1 of the Amendment Notice implements an 8.9 percent increase in fees for modules of care provided by LMCs. Appendix 1 lists the modules for which fees have been increased.

The Ministry will publish the Amendment Notice in the New Zealand Gazette and on the Ministry’s website www.health.govt.nz on 28 June 2018.

Apart from the Amendment Notice, all other parts of the Notice remain the same (Part A, B, C, D and Schedule 2) and continue to be applicable.

The Ministry expects to action the 2018 fee increase in the payments system on 1 July 2018.

The application of the new fees to claims is determined by the date of service. The date of service is the last date of the period which the module of service applies. Claims with service date on or after 1 July will be paid the increased fees as per Schedule 1.

Please contact Megan Williams by email: megan_williams@moh.govt.nz if you have any queries about the Amendment Notice and the implementation process.

Yours sincerely

Nohopuku Williams Manager, Child and Family Investment Services Commissioning


Module Affected Appendix 2

Schedule 1

LMC First and Second Trimester Full

LMC First and Second Trimester First Partial

LMC First and Second Trimester Last Partial

LMC Third Trimester Full

LMC Third Trimester First Partial

LMC Third Trimester Last Partial

LMC Labour and Birth First Birth

LMC Labour and Birth VBAC

LMC Labour and Birth Subsequent Birth

Homebirth Supplies and Support

Labour and Birth Exceptional Circumstances

LMC Labour and Birth (Rural Support)

LMC Services Following Birth Inpatient Full

LMC Services Following Birth Inpatient 1st Partial

LMC Services Following Birth Inpatient Last Partial

LMC Services Following Birth No Inpatient Full

LMC Services Following Birth No Inpatient 1st Partial

LMC Services Following Birth No Inpatient Last Partial

LMC Additional Postnatal Visits

LMC Semi Rural Full

LMC Semi Rural First Partial

LMC Semi Rural Last Partial

LMC Rural Full

LMC Rural First Partial

LMC Rural Last Partial

LMC Remote Rural Full

LMC Remote Rural First Partial

LMC Remote Rural Last Partial