Aged Care Alert – March 2023 indexation: Updated schedules, quarterly review and change to MPIR

Updated schedules for residential and home care will apply from 20 March 2023.

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Updated Schedules

Updated Schedules for residential and home care will apply from 20 March 2023.

View the updated Schedules of fees and charges for care recipients who started care:

View the updated Schedule of subsidies and supplements.

Quarterly review

Services Australia’s quarterly review of residential and home care fees will take effect from 20 March 2023, updating care recipients’ fees to align with any changes in their financial circumstances.

The quarterly review for home care will take place on 25 March and for residential care on 31 March 2023. The online claiming system for home care will be unavailable from 8pm Friday 24 March to 8am Monday 27 March.

Care recipients and providers will receive letters advising any fee changes or refunds resulting from the quarterly review.

View more information for residential care and home care on the Services Australia website.

Change to Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR)

The MPIR will increase to 7.46% for the period 1 April to 30 June 2023 for calculating:

  • residential care accommodation prices
  • interest on refunds of accommodation lump sum balances.

View current and past rates.

What you need to do

Providers must ensure accommodation prices are correct and up to date on their website and printed materials, and on the My Aged Care website. For assistance, contact the service desk on 1800 836 799.