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Tensions rise over tender for single assessment approach

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The aged care minister has refuted claims that the government is intending to privatise the aged care assessment process as part of plans to streamline assessments.

The government announced in December that a single assessment workforce will replace the Regional Assessment Service and Aged Care Assessment Teams from April 2021 to assess eligibility for access to all government-funded aged care services.

It will comprise a single workforce and a network of assessment organisations, which will be selected through a national tender process in 2020, it said.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2020, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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