Is activity-based funding a cul-de-sac on the roadmap to mental health?

There is a Commonwealth move for mental health services and programs to be funded by activity-based funding methods from 1 July 2012 using standard AN-DRGs.  We believe this method of funding mental health will be a retrograde step.  We recommend that you read the 2011 ABF FactSheetNo.8 Mental Health from the Centre for Health Service Development.  Once you’ve read it, enter the debate by adding your comments on this blog