Effective 6 April 2020

Attendant  Care

The TAC is aware of the significant impact of COVID-19 on clients and on service providers, particularly in the substantial reduction in community access and therapy supports. To help ensure Attendant Care providers remain viable and retain their staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the TAC is introducing two financial support measures:

  1. The 2020-21 3.91% indexation of TAC Attendant Care fees will take effect from Monday 6 April (brought forward from 1 July).
  1. A temporary 5% loading will be added post indexation to the Attendant Care fees, from Monday 6 April to 28 June 2020.
For Attendant Care services provided between 6 April 2020 and 28 June 2020
Service Description TAC Item Number Maximum
Payment
Rate
Weekday Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and Carer Training
AT0020 $50.88
Weekend Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and Carer Training
AT0020 $67.56
Inactive overnight Support (8 hour shift inclusive of one hour active) † AT0025 $144.38
Program Establishment †† AT0005 $1,380.27
Approved Travel Costs (per km) AT0010 $0.78
Daily Support: Standard AT0020 $591.92
Daily Support: Complex AT0020 $767.04

Attendant  Care

For Attendant Care services provided between 1 July 2019 and 5 April 2020
Service Description TAC Item Number Maximum
Payment
Rate
Weekday Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and Carer Training
AT0020 $46.64
Weekend Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and Carer Training
AT0020 $61.92
Inactive overnight Support (8 hour shift inclusive of one hour active) † AT0025 $132.33
Program Establishment †† AT0005 $1,265.08
Approved Travel Costs (per km) AT0010 $0.76
Daily Support: Standard AT0020 $542.52
Daily Support: Complex AT0020 $703.02

Attendant  Care

For Attendant Care services provided between 2 July 2018 and 30 June 2019
Service Description TAC Item Number Maximum
Payment
Rate
Weekday Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and Carer Training
AT0020 $44.86
Weekend Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and Carer Training
AT0020 $59.54
Inactive overnight Support (8 hour shift inclusive of one hour active) † AT0025 $127.30
Program Establishment †† AT0005 $1,217.01
Approved Travel Costs (per km) AT0010 $0.76
Daily Support: Standard AT0020 $521.90
Daily Support: Complex AT0020 $676.31

For inactive overnight support where more than one hour and up to four hours of active care are provided, the additional hours are to be billed at the attendant care hourly rate (AT0020).

For example, where three hours of active care are provided, bill for AT0025 as well as 2 x AT0020.

If more than four hours of active care are provided, active overnight support is to be billed, at eight times the attendant care hourly rate, i.e: 8 x AT0020

†† Program Establishment Fee may be approved to the Service Provider when providing the TAC Client with 4 hours or more of Services per Billing Period, for a period of more than three consecutive months and is to assist with; Recruitment of new Personnel, Development of a Care Plan and Training Plan, as well as Compliance with OHS site audit requirements. This is a one off payment for the Service Provider to ensure the establishment of a quality care program on behalf of the TAC Client.