The Government has announced $444.6M in additional funding to support the Aged Care industry amidst the pressures of tackling COVID-19.
As a part of this funding, $78.3 million in temporary additional funding to support additional costs and workforce supply pressures resulting from COVID-19 for Residential Aged Care will be delivered through ACFI subsidies. The temporary additional daily amount will be in effect from March 1st 2020 – 31st August 2020, with the funding being available to Providers from April 2020.
$26.9 million has also been allocated for a temporary 30% increase to the Residential and Home Care Viability Supplements and the Homeless Supplement. These payments will also take effect from March 1st – 31st August 2020 and should start flowing to Providers in April. For the details on this increase, and all other New Rates of Payment from 20th March 2020 for any Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements – you can visit the DoH’s Schedule of Supplements and Subsidies here.
We’ve listed below the new total rates of the daily ACFI subsidy and the daily RCS subsidy as a result of Temporary Additional Daily Amount rates.
To see the 2019-20 ACFI rates, including the Temporary Additional Daily Amount and a Year on Year comparison with the 2018-19 ACFI rates, you can view our article here.
The Temporary Additional Daily Amounts are as follows:
The ACFI rates, including the Temporary Additional Daily Amount are as follows:
The ACFI Rates Total, including all increases, are as follows:
The RCS rates Temporary Additional Daily Amounts are as follows:
The RCS Rates Total, including the Temporary Additional Daily Amounts, are as follows:
Interim rate for new residents with an ACAT approval awaiting submission of an Application for Classification (default rate) – $57.81 plus a temporary additional daily amount of $0.71 = $58.52.
|The Provider Assist Team