Revised Schedule of Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements
The Schedule of Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements applying from 1 October 2022 has been revised regarding the amount of the Fixed component (Base Care Tariff or BCT) for services where funding is calculated based on operational places (per day). The BCT notional funding per operational place for these services is now expressed as a three decimal place amount.
Information on BCTs for these services is in the updated schedule.
Providers can email questions about BCTs to ANACCOperations@health.gov.au.
Important change to the 40% supported resident rules
The 40% supported resident rules that apply to the maximum amount of accommodation supplement and concessional resident supplement payable for eligible permanent residents were simplified from 1 October 2022.
Assessment of the proportion of care provided to supported residents will be made on a calendar month basis rather than daily, and the requirement is for 40% or more supported residents (instead of more than 40%).
For this purpose, supported residents are residents eligible for either concessional resident supplement or accommodation supplement.