The NDIA’s participant volumes for the Northern Adelaide LAC show a build up to peak over its first 3 quarters. The successful Northern Adelaide LAC gets a relatively easy start, launching with volumes just -4% below average in the July-September quarter of 2017 and building up to a peak of +79% in the January-March quarter of 2018.
This peak of +79% above average is then followed by an equivalent trough, falling in the April-June quarter of 2018 to -62% below average. The NDIA’s numbers for participant volumes in the Northern Adelaide region then build again, reaching a second peak at just 9% above average in the January-March quarter of 2019, before closing out the contract at -38% below average.
In the short term, the relatively mild build up in the NDIA’s numbers should give the successful LAC partner the opportunity to develop it’s systems and staffing over the initial 6 months. Managing the immediate drop off at the end of the financial year 2017-18 will be the counter challenge as the NDIA’s numbers fall drastically from the peak.
The -38% below average final quarter is the largest gap for any of the LAC Partners in South Australia. It may be an advantage if the partner is seeking to exit or the NDIA decides to bring LAC services in-house at the end of the contract. However it could equally be a challenge should the NDIA seek to contract out LAC services again and the successful partner wishes to contend.
This analysis is provided for CareNavigator.com.au by The Healthy Organisation