Aged Care Alert – Getting ready for AN-ACC – Services Australia

Services Australia continues to prepare for the transition to the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) on 1 October 2022.

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Health sector

While Services Australia transitions to a new system, they are carefully monitoring to ensure payment accuracy with claims processing. This means claims may take longer to process. All eligible August claims will be processed and paid to enable advance payments to be paid as usual for October 2022.

New entry requirements for palliative care

From 1 October 2022, you must tell Services Australia if someone is entering a service to receive planned palliative care. This will not affect payments prior to AN-ACC, but sharing this information now ensures the right payments are made using the new AN-ACC funding model.

New leave type - Emergency Leave

Prior to 19 August 2022, all social and emergency leave were submitted as social claimable leave (with no limits).  From 20 August 2022 social and emergency leave are two separate leave events.
Emergency leave is now available as a new leave type in the Aged Care Provider Portal. This replaces the social leave type when an emergency has been declared by the Department of Health and Aged Care for a service. You will continue to receive residential care subsidy for those residents on emergency leave (unlimited) and social leave (52 days per financial year).

Changes to Oxygen and Enteral Feeding Supplement

From 1 October 2022, this supplement will change to a standard rate. Standard and higher oxygen and enteral feeding supplement rates are still allowed for all events before 1 October 2022. The application for the oxygen or enteral feeding supplement (AC011) form will be updated to reflect this change.

Viability expansion component and homeless supplement assessment form (AC024)

To ensure a smooth transition, please submit any outstanding AC024 forms for ACFI as soon as possible.

For more information about the changes visit the Services Australia website.

You can also find more information about residential aged care funding reforms on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.