Oxygen Supplement

A supplement paid to an approved provider for a care recipient who has an ongoing medical need for oxygen.

Applying for the Oxygen Supplement

If you’re an approved provider, you can apply for the supplement to cover the additional costs associated with certain care and service needs.

You can only claim the Oxygen Supplement after you start providing treatment. The supply of oxygen to care recipients should not be delayed based on the claiming process.

How to apply

You can apply for the Oxygen Supplement by completing the Application for the Oxygen or Enteral Feeding Supplement form and:

  • email it to aged care liaison, or
  • posting it to the address at the top of the form

Make sure you include:

  • your service details
  • care recipient details
  • start and end dates for the oxygen, and
  • written certification from a medical practitioner stating the care recipient needs the administration of oxygen

Payment

The Oxygen Supplement is a fixed amount paid per month based on a daily rate. Once approved we’ll pay the supplement in the claim for the month the oxygen was provided. If the form is submitted after you’ve claimed that month, it’ll be paid as part of your next claim as a retrospective payment.

More information

Read more about the Oxygen Supplement on the Department of Health website.

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Page last updated: 10 March 2017