Press Release: 14 May 2021
On 7 May 2021 the department held a webinar about Improved Payment Arrangements for Home Care for providers and aged care peak organisations. The webinar recording is now available on the Improved Payment Arrangements webpage.
The department recently updated the Provider Fact Sheet with additional information on payment in arrears. An Attachment A for this fact sheet has been released with worked examples for providers. The first example shows if a provider has chosen to opt-in to progressively transfer unspent funds to the Commonwealth and the second example shows if a provider has chosen not to opt-in.
Services Australia has released details on its website for providers and software developers, including a claiming change summary.
Services Australia maintains the Health Systems Developer Portal, a central supporting capability for all software developers. For more information, including registration for the regular software developer newsletter, visit the Software Developers for Digital Health and Aged Care webpage.
Questions from webinar
We will notify the sector via a BIDS message when the answers to questions raised at the webinar are available on the Improved Payment Arrangements website.
The department is finalising a non-mandatory better practice Monthly Statement Template to support care recipients. Providers will be notified as soon as it becomes available on the Improved Payment Arrangements website.
Further information will continue to be updated on the Improved Payment Arrangements webpage.
Department of Health