Aged Care Alert – Updated residential aged care subsidies and supplements to reflect the introduction of the AN- ACC care funding model on 1 October

Read the latest updates the aged care subsidies and find out what you need to do.

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Health sector

The Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements has been updated to reflect changes due to the introduction of the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) from 1 October 2022 (the date of effect). The updates are to residential aged care subsidies and supplements.

Please note that there is no change to home care subsidies and supplements.  The rates that came into effect on 1 July 2022 for home care remain current.

Updated Schedules

View the updated Schedule of Subsidies and Supplements.

Quarterly Review

Services Australia’s quarterly review of residential care fees will take place on 15 October 2022. This process enables care recipients’ fees to be set to align with any changes in their financial circumstances and/or their cost of care.

Care recipients and providers will receive letters letting them know if there is a change to fees or if a refund may be due.
The quarterly review of home care fees took place on 24-25 September 2022.

Further information for Residential Care and Home Care is available on the Services Australia website.

What you need to do

Providers should ensure they understand the AN-ACC care funding model and its impact on their future funding.  This can be done by accessing the resources available on the residential aged care funding reform webpages.

Providers can also email questions to ACFR@health.gov.au.

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