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    Proposed Changes to Cost Recovery

    The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency recently conducted public consultation on proposed changes to existing cost recovery arrangements through its Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-19 (Draft CRIS).

    Consultation on the Draft CRIS is now closed.

    We thank all individuals and organisations, who provided feedback, for their contribution.

    We will continue to engage with peak industry associations to ensure further opportunities for the sector to provide input.

    What does the Draft CRIS set out?

    The Draft CRIS 2018-19 proposes a new levy, payable by approved providers of residential aged care services, for the cost of the annual unannounced site visit conducted by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, starting from 1 July 2018. 

    It is a Government requirement that every residential aged care home receives one annual unannounced site visit, with more frequent visits scheduled to homes where there is risk of non-compliance with the standards. The Draft CRIS proposes the new levy will only apply to the annual unannounced site visit, regardless of any additional unannounced visits conducted during the year.

    More information

    For more information on the Draft CRIS please contact qualityagencypolicy@aacqa.gov.au

    For information on current cost recovery arrangements for approved providers of residential aged care services, please refer to our Cost Recovery page.

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