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Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models Final Report – Volume One: The Report

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Publication date: 
February 2017
Publication type: 
Report
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

The Department of Health commissioned the Australian Health Services Research Institute at the University of Wollongong to write this report. 

The report describes 5 options for future funding models: 

  • Option 1 — refining the current Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) model 
  • Option 2 — a simplified model with 4 funding levels 
  • Option 3 — option 2 plus special supplements if specified criteria are met 
  • Option 4 — an activity-based funding (ABF) model with a branching classification 
  • Option 5 — a blended payment model with fixed and variable costs 

The report recommends option 5. It also recommends option 1 in the short term to address issues with ACFI.