Services Australia has announced they’re developing a new Aged Care Provider Portal.

The new portal will be a secure place for aged care providers to access online services and make claims for aged care subsidies and supplements.

The latest portal will eventually fully replace the two current systems – Aged Care Online Services for Home Care and the Aged Care Online Claiming System for Residential Care.

The portal will be similar to the current portals but will include improved features to make it easier to use.

The new portal will introduce a secure authentication and log in method using Provider Digital Access (PRODA), which is already being used with many other online government services.

A long-term goal for the portal includes online claiming for Flexible Care.

To access the new portal, individuals will need to use a pre-existing PRODA account, or register for a new one, and Services Australia will advise when the new portal is live.

Private Beta testing is currently in progress with a number of aged care services.

To read more about the new portal, click here.