Advice to the Aged Care Industry

The Department of Social Services regularly communicates with aged care stakeholders via email or mailfax. These communications advise of important government announcements that affect the aged care sector. These communications are reproduced here as a service to interested members of the community.

2014

September

11 September 2014 - Update from the Department of Human Services (DHS) – Aged Care Management Payment System

10 September 2014 -  Seasonal Influenza Advice

05 September 2014 -  Changes to the Home Care Packages Programme Financial Reporting

03 September 2014 - Higher Accommodation Supplement: Newly Built Services

01 September 2014 - Updated Commonwealth HACC Service Provider Contact List

August

29 August 2014 - Annual Prudential Compliance Statement

20 August 2014Important Health Message – Seasonal Influenza

20 August 2014Aged Care Reform Implementation Update

July

25 July 2014Changes to Home Care Packages Programme Financial Accountability Reporting

24 July 2014Payroll Tax Supplement

23 July 2014Aged Care Entry Record

17 July 2014Change of Contact Details for QLD State Office

14 July 2014Request for Assistance to Monitor the Impact of the 1 July  Reforms

10 July 2014Industry Feedback Alert – Police certificates and subcontracted services

02 July 2014Nominations Open for National Disability Awards

01 July 20141 July 2014 Aged Care Reform Changes

01 July 2014My Aged Care Fee Estimator and the “Let’s Talk About Aged Care” Campaign

June

28 June 2014Higher Accommodation Supplement and Significant Refurbishment

27 June 2014Cessation of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement

26 June 2014 - Viral Gastroenteritis in Residential Aged Care

26 June 2014Accommodation Bond Balance Refund Interest Rates

May

27 May 2014 - 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

27 May 2014 - Release of Exposure Draft Fees and Payments Principles 2014 (No.2) and the Subsidy Principles 2014 for 1 July 2014

23 May 2014 - Medical alarms register

23 May 2014 - Removal of the distinction between High Care and Low Care in residential aged care places

14 May 2014 - Publication of Accommodation Pricing Information

9 May 2014 - Australian Government Aged Care staff contact details are changing soon

6 May 2014 - Changes to the Privacy Act

April

15 April 2014 - Effective communication in palliative care - Industry Feedback Alert from the Aged Care Complaints Scheme

15 April 2014 - Release of Second Package of Exposure Draft Subordinate Legislation for 1 July 2014

1 April 2014 - Accommodation Bond Balance Refund Interest Rates

March

28 March 2014 - Transitional Business Advisory Services - Support to help you transition to new accommodation payment arrangements

26 March 2014 - Release of Exposure Draft Subordinate Legislation for 1 July 2014

20 March 2014 - 2014 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program - Nursing and Care Managers

20 March 2014 - 2014 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program - Community Care Providers

19 March 2014 - Indexation rates for Residential Aged Care and Home Care Packages from 20 March 2014

17 March 2014 - Publication of Accommodation Prices on my Aged Care

February

13 February 2014 - New compulsory reporting resources for aged care services

6 February 2014 - New What Can We Learn? Report : Working with nominated and legally appointed representatives

3 February 2014Fees and Payment Principles 2014 and the threshold for applications to the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner

January

30 January 2014 - Aged Care Education & Training Incentive Program

29 January 2014 - Streamlining the Quality Reporting Program

25 January 2014 - Message on behalf of the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner

22 January 2014 - Aged Care Payment System for Home Care Providers

14 January 2014 - Update to Residential Care Manual

2 January 2014 - Warm Weather Letter to HACC Services

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