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Community Nursing

DVA Community Nursing Program

DVA provides veterans and war widows and widowers (entitled persons) with access to a range of quality health care and related services, including community nursing services, at DVA’s expense.

The DVA Community Nursing Program provides home community nursing services for entitled persons to meet their assessed clinical and personal care needs.

The aim of DVA’s Community Nursing Program is to enhance the independence and health outcomes of the entitled person by avoiding early admission to hospital and/or residential care through access to community nursing services. These community nursing services are delivered by registered nurses, enrolled nurses and nursing support staff.

Notes for Community Nursing Providers (Notes) effective 1 July 2016

Education resources

Classification System and Schedule of Fees

Other pages

MDS – online submission

The preferred way is to claim is online through Department of Human Services (formerly Medicare Australia), the MDS is submitted along with your claim. For information visit the DHS website.

Minimum Data Set (MDS) submission

DVA requires community nursing providers to submit data on all community nursing services delivered to entitled persons in a 28 day claim period. Data is used by DVA to monitor the provision of community nursing services, to ensure that quality health outcomes are delivered and to inform future policy development.

MDS – manual submissions - Please contact DVA Community Nursing via email at nursing@dva.gov.au for prior approval for Manual MDS submissions

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Quality Management Framework

Community nursing providers are required to participate in performance monitoring processes. These processes ensure quality community nursing services are being delivered.

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