Newsletter for Providers of the Aged Care Sector - Issue #12

Page last updated: 20 February 2015

This information was distributed on 20 February 2015

Dear Aged Care Stakeholder,

Please find attached Issue #12 of the Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter.

The intention of this newsletter is to provide a snapshot of advice on key issues for aged care providers; and to assist stakeholders to understand the changes to aged care following the 1 July 2014 changes, as well as information on the 1 July 2015 changes. The Department will distribute this information regularly.

This week's issue discusses the following topics:

  • Update on the My Aged Care provider portal;
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) decision regarding the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and palliative care;
  • Information on calculating the Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC) payable;
  • Government response to the Dementia Forum Report; and
  • Aged care changes briefing sessions – information available on the Department’s website.

If you have any enquiries, would like to request further clarification or request specific topics be included in the newsletter, please contact agedcarereformenquiries@dss.gov.au.

Please refer to the attachments for further information.

Kind regards
Ageing and Aged Care Stream
Department of Social Services

Newsletter for Providers of the Aged Care Sector - Issue #12