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Resource Overview 1. Home Care Reforms Information Series: Summary LASA Newsletter Title Topics covered My Aged Care and National Prioritisation Process 16 January 2017 National package inventory Home care packages National prioritisation process My Aged Care – Service Finder Important things to remember Home Care Agreements 23 January 2017 What isn’t changing People with existing … Continue reading Home Care Reforms Information Series – Issue 7

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Summary of the Home Care Changes 1. National Queue 1.1 Transitional Arrangements If a person is already in receipt of home care package services on 27 February, they will be transitioned onto the specific level that they were receiving on 26 February. For example, if a person was receiving services at a level 3 on … Continue reading Home Care Reforms Information Series – Issue 6

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is changing in Home Care? The Federal Government announced the Home Care Programme – Increasing Consumer Choice initiative as part of the 2015-16 Budget, with reforms commencing on 27 February 2017. These changes will occur in three main areas: Home care package funding will follow the consumer – Home care subsidy … Continue reading Home Care Reforms Information Series – Issue 5

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Top Tips: Regulation Focus 1. Approved Provider Status is due to Expire Before 27 February 2017 Providers still need to be approved by the Department of Health (the Department) under the Aged Care Act 1997 in order to provide subsidised home care. If your organisation is an approved provider of home care and your organisation’s approval … Continue reading Home Care Reforms Information Series – Issue 4

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Unspent Home Care Amounts and Exit Amounts 1. Unspent Home Care Amounts From 27 February 2017, if a home care package client decides to leave their provider’s care, the provider will need to reconcile the client’s package to determine if there will be an unspent home care amount. The unspent home care amount is the total … Continue reading Home Care Reforms Information Series – Issue 3

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