The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Commission) contracted the Australian Health Services Research Institute (University of Wollongong), to develop a mapping of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) to the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC). The objective of this work was to enable the development of a casemix-adjusted indicator (‘casemix index’) for residential aged care facilities that appropriately reflects the relative care needs of their residents.
The mapping and the casemix-adjusted indicators are building blocks for other analyses the Commission has commissioned to assist its understanding of how much residential aged care services should cost at different quality levels.
This short report is not meant to stand alone. It is a technical report on how to map from one funding model to another but does not describe the funding models in any detail.
In addition to this report, the SAS code for the mapping algorithm was provided to the Commission. It can also be found in Appendix 2.