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 either:

  • registering an Oxygen Supplement event on the Aged Care Provider Portal and uploading all the necessary documentation
  • posting it to the address at the top of the form.

Make sure you include:

  • the completed Application for the Oxygen or Enteral Feeding Supplement form 
  • invoices for any higher oxygen requests
  • your service details
  • care recipient details
  • written certification from a medical practitioner stating the care recipient needs the administration of oxygen
  • start and end dates for the oxygen, which match the start date on the medical certificate.

Uploading supporting documentation on the Aged Care Provider Portal

If you’re using the Aged Care Provider Portal, you should upload all the supporting documentation when you register an event. You can upload JPG, PNG, TIFF and PDF files directly from your computer. Uploading the supporting documentation will reduce any delays to your claim.

Payment

Oxygen Supplement is calculated and paid as a daily rate, per eligible care recipient as part of the monthly claim’. 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 and Enteral Feeding Supplement on the Health and Aged Care website.

Page last updated: 16 December 2022.
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