Role

The working group advises on issues related to the potential reform of the residential aged care funding system.

This includes issues related to:

For full details, view the working group’s Terms of Reference.

The Resource Utilisation and Classification Study (RUCS) developed the AN-ACC with advice from the RUCS Sector Reference Group. RUCS finished in December 2018 and the reference group ended in late 2019.

View the RUCS reports and details about the reference group on the National Library Web Archive.

Members

RAC Funding Reform Working Group members as at 27 November 2019.

Role

Name

Position and organisation

Chair

Nigel Murray

Assistant Secretary
Funding Policy and Prudential Branch
Department of Health

Departmental clinical representative

Dr Bernie Towler

Principal Medical Adviser
Ageing and Aged Care
Department of Health

IHPA representative

Joanne Fitzgerald

Executive Director
Policy and Classification
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA)
Department of Health

Member

Dr Anthony Bartone

President
Australian Medical Association 

Member

Claerwen Little

National Director
UnitingCare Australia

Member

David Fisher

Aged Care Workforce Remote Accord

Member

David Maher

Catholic Healthcare

Member

Derek Dittrich

Policy Manager
Aged and Community Services Australia

Member

Ian Yates

Chief Executive
COTA Australia

Member

Jodie Hewson

Japara Healthcare Limited

Member

Prof John McCallum

Chief Executive Officer
National Seniors Australia

Member

Julie Reeves

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Member

Karina Peace

Bolton Clarke

Member

Louise Connelly

Life Care

Member

Maree McCabe

Chief Executive Officer
Dementia Australia

Member

Matt Bevan

UnitingCare Australia

Member

Matthew Richter

Chief Executive Officer
Aged Care Guild

Member

Maureen Berry

Bupa Aged Care

Member

Dr Michelle Bennett

Australian Catholic University

Member

Nick Mersiades

Director, Aged Care
Catholic Health Australia

Member

Paul Versteege

Policy Manager
Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association

Member

Penny Lello

independent consumer representative

Member

Sean Rooney

Chief Executive Officer
Leading Ageing Services Australia 

Member

Sophia Petrov

Director
Aged Care Reform Team
National Aged Care Alliance

Member

Sue Elderton

National Policy Manager
Carers Australia

Member

Prof Yun-Hee Jeon

University of Sydney

Meetings

The working group meets as needed. The Chair decides the format and location of the meetings as they occur.

We publish meeting communiqués after each meeting.

The first meeting was on 27 November 2019.

Contact

Residential Aged Care (RAC) Funding Reform Working Group secretariat

Contact the secretariat if you have questions about the RAC Funding Reform Working Group.

ACFR [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
22 January 2020
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