Budget 2016: Aged Care Provider Funding
on 4 May 2016
$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.