Newsletter for Providers of the Aged Care Sector - Issue #9

Page last updated: 19 January 2015

This information was distributed on 16 January 2015

Dear Aged Care Stakeholder,

Please find attached Issue #9 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:

  • Reminder about updating published accommodation prices;
  • Revised Schedule of Fees and Charges;
  • Update on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme;
  • Cessation of payroll tax supplement from 1 January 2015;
  • Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) Monthly Monitoring Reports;
  • Completion of the Home Care Packages Programme 2013-14 Financial Report;
  • An update on Consumer Directed Care (CDC); and
  • Messages sent to the sector in December 2014.

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 #9