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Part 1: Revenue Measures (continued)

Health

Aged Care — extending funding for unannounced compliance site visits to aged care providers

Revenue ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency ‑10.1
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

The Government will provide $10.1 million in 2016‑17 to continue unannounced compliance site visits by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency to aged care providers until 30 June 2017.

Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Data — efficiencies

Revenue ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Health 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Department of Human Services
Total — Revenue 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Department of Human Services ..

The Government will achieve efficiencies of $0.2 million over four years from 1 July 2016 by introducing cost recovery arrangements for customised Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data extracts that are prepared for external clients by the Department of Health.

This will bring arrangements for MBS and PBS data extracts from the Department of Health into line with arrangements in the Department of Human Services.

The Government will also investigate publishing a full suite of confidentialised MBS and PBS data for public access in line with the Australian Government Public Data Policy.

The savings from this measure will be redirected by the Government to fund Health policy priorities.