Public Hospital Charges – Changes
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.
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