LASA HOME CARE PROVIDER SURVEY

LASA has conducted a survey of Members who provide home care packages, in response to concerns about the tightening of home care package approval decisions by assessors and the slowing of home care package releases from the national queue. This has occurred in the...

SEEKING FEEDBACK ON QUALITY INQUIRY RECOMMENDATION

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport released the Report on the Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia last October. The Committee made 14 recommendations, citing more could be done...

MODERN AWARD REVIEW UPDATE – SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS

On 9 January 2019, the Fair Work Commission handed down two separate significant Decisions amending clauses under the Nurses Award 2010 and the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 (HPSS). The following clauses have been updated under the Nurses Award...

YOU CAN NOW OPT OUT OF MY HEALTH RECORD ANYTIME

Federal Parliament has now passed legislation to strengthen privacy protections in My Health Records Act 2012 without debate or division. The new legislation means that you can opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time in your life. Records will be created for...

Home Care Pricing Transparency in the Spotlight

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has been interviewed about pricing practices in home care for a story on the ABC’s 730 program that is likely to air next week. The main concerns raised in the interview were high administration fees and high prices charged for gardening fees....