The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP recently sent all home care providers a letter with information on upcoming improvements to home care pricing transparency and comparability.
The letter and fact sheet outlined the changes to be introduced in April 2019. These include the implementation of a standardised Home Care Pricing Schedule (the Schedule) and changes to administration costs. All home care providers must complete the Schedule by 1 July 2019.
Further information, including a copy of the Schedule, is available on the department's website.
This is in addition to the existing legislated requirement under the User Rights Principles 2014 that since 30 November 2018 all home care providers must have published their current pricing information on My Aged Care. The department has commenced action to ensure compliance. For those providers who have not complied, please immediately publish the required information.