Investment of $136.6 million from 201617 to 201920 (commencing 1 July 2016) will enable MAC to continue to respond to the rapidly growing demand for contact centre and service volumes and continues to support older people and their families with access to accurate aged care information and quality services in a timely manner.
$102.3 million from 2015-16 to 2019-20, commencing 1 January 2017. "The geographical remoteness classification system will be updated, replaced by the Modified Monash Model developed by the Department of Health and currently used in GP rural incentives and workforce shortages programs. This model is based on latest Census data. The viability supplement will increase for most remote mainstream services and some special needs services. Will benefit approx. 250 mainstream services in or near outer regional towns. Approximately 7,000 older Australians will benefit from home care packages attracting viability supplement funding and approximately 100 multi-purpose services providing residential/home care will attract higher rates of viability supplement funding.
My Aged Care webinar scheduled for 13 April has been delayed until May 2016. The delay will enable demonstration of more features that were part of the 4 April update - a summary of changes document is available on the Department of Health website