As many have been informed the RAS (Regional Assessment Service) will continue until April 2021. Part of the reform associated with the My Aged Care assessment process the government announced the merging of RAS and ACAT into One Assessment.
Additionally, the details of the tender for the One Assessment will be released by the Department in April 2020 (this year). COA is working with our network to prepare for this tender and will work with several stakeholders and consultants to prepare, test the operational design and viability of the service.
We will be approaching our key RAS providers next month and to outline a strategy.
For details provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health use this link: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/aged-care/aged-care-reforms-and-reviews/new-aged-care-assessment-arrangements