Issue number:
Date Issued:
20 Sep 2012
Issued to:
Public Hospital
To advise hospitals of Nursing Home Type Patients (NHTP) rates

Public Hospital Charges – Changes

NHTP co-payment

The Department has been advised of a pension increase that becomes effective from 20 September 2012. Pensioners and beneficiaries will see increases from their first payday after that date. As a consequence the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has revised the minimum statutory NHTP contribution. 

The current amount for nursing home type patients in public hospitals will be increased to $52.05 per day under the Health insurance Act 1973. This represents 87.5% of the standard rate of the pension and the maximum daily rate of rental assistance.

NHTP accommodation fee

This fee will increase to $113.70 per day for privately insured nursing home type patients in public hospitals.


Frances Diver
Executive Director
Hospital and Health Service Performan