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

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