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Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA) has been engaged by the department to evaluate the Aged Care System Navigator Measure (the Measure).
The department is seeking information from Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers about aspects of their current and planned service delivery. This information will be used to inform the design and development of the CHSP over the 2020 - 2022 extension period and beyond.
The schedules for residential and home care fees and charges have been updated effective from 1 July 2019, to incorporate changes to the deeming rates as announced by the Minister for Families and Social Services on 13 July 2019.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has identified an error with the payment of home care subsidy and supplements impacting the July 2019 claim. The issue was identified early and only impacts services that lodged their claims for July between 1 and 4 August 2019.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has released the new Aged Care Calculation of your cost of care (SA486) digital form. Your clients can fill it in online, print and sign it and send it to DHS with their supporting documents.
The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program started on 1 July 2019 and requires all residential aged care providers to collect data on three quality indicators.
The My Aged Care Provider Portal will open from 22 July until 11.59pm AEST 23 October 2019 for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to upload the grandfathered client data collection template.
The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia.
The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program started on 1 July 2019 and requires all residential aged care service providers to collect data on each care recipient every quarter against three quality indicators.
The department will trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding in late 2019 and early 2020. Between 5,000 and 10,000 aged care residents will be assessed using the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) tool as part of the trial.
A new Charter of Aged Care Rights for people receiving Australian Government funded aged care services started on 1 July 2019. Find out more for CHSP providers.
Home care providers should by now have met the 1 July 2019 home care pricing requirements. This includes publishing pricing information in the new home care pricing schedule, displayed on the My Aged Care website.
View Queensland Health's 2019 Communique about the provision of antiviral medication for influenza outbreaks in residential aged care facilities.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) issued a letter on 25 June 2019 to Home Care Package Providers to advise of the reduction to the maximum basic daily fees for some Home Care Packages from 1 July 2019.
Consultation forums in capital cities and teleconference discussions for non-metropolitan areas will be held for stakeholders to provide feedback on the recently released public discussion paper on alternative models for allocating residential aged care places.
The Australian Government has signed agreements with all 8 state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP)
A discussion paper outlining two proposed alternative models for allocating residential aged care places is now available for feedback.
On Monday 17 June 2019, the Department of Health made available the data collection template for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to record client details of their grandfathered clients who are not yet registered on My Aged Care.
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 1 July 2019. This is in line with changes to the age pension and indexation rates.