Australian Government - Department of Health - Office of Hearing Services
Hearing Services Program
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Contracted Service Provider Notice

Government Announcement of Changes to the Hearing Services Program
(CSPN - 202013)

In the October 2020 Budget, the Government announced a number of changes to the framework of the Hearing Services Program (the program) which will be effective as of 1 July 2021.

 Changes are in three key areas:

  • Client Vouchers will be extended to five years.
  • The Government is making changes around the timing and payments for maintenance services.
  • Program clients who are not fitted with a device will now be eligible for an annual review.

This will also require changes to the HSO Portal and the program will work with providers to embed them prior to 1 July 2021.

These changes are one part of the renewal of the program which includes the Review as well as the recently announced initiatives funded through the Roadmap for Hearing Health.

Further Information

Further detail on these changes is available on our webpage Provider Factsheet - Government Announcement of Changes to the Hearing Services Program. If you have further questions you can email them to hearing@health.gov.au.

 

07 October 2020

Download this CSPN 2020-13 Government Announcement of Changes to the Hearing Services Program