The Department of Health and Aged Care is implementing the My Aged Care Provider Specialisation Verification Framework from 27 June 2022. This Framework will provide assurance that claims in My Aged Care that aged care providers specialise in delivering care to one or more special needs groups under the Aged Care Act are reliable, to support older Australians choose the care that best suits them.
While all aged care providers are expected to deliver inclusive care services, there are some that deliver specialised care for particular groups. With the introduction of this new verification process, aged care providers who wish to be recognised as providing specialised care to one or more of the special needs groups will need to have their claims verified by an independent assessor from 27 June 2022.
Receiving verification means an aged care provider’s care delivery meets the criteria outlined in the Specialisation Verification Framework. These criteria have been developed following consultation processes with diverse senior Australians and their representatives and tested with aged care providers.
From October 2022, you will be able to see which service providers have received verification using the My Aged Care Find a Provider tool. After a transition period, unverified specialisation claims will be removed from My Aged Care, in early 2023.
For more information about Specialisation Verification visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
Our colleagues in the Eastern Sector Development Team have developed a video introducing the new Specialisation Verification Framework, including the key features of the framework, the two-tiered specialisation criteria, expectations of the verification and certification processes. https://www.esdt.com.au/specialisation-verification-framework.html