Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models Final Report – Volume One: The Report
Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models Final Report – Volume Two: Attachments to the Report
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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.