Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC)

The Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) is the new funding model for aged care services and replaced the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) from 1 October 2022.

All permanent aged care residents will receive funding according to the AN-ACC funding class they are assigned, which is based on their assessed care needs.

From 1 July 2023, IHACPA will provide independent advice to Government on the pricing of aged care subsidies and supplements.

The shadow assessment period will be undertaken from April 2021 to September 2022 to support the transition from ACFI to the new AN-ACC funding arrangements.

A pilot costing study commenced in late 2021 and was completed in September 2022. This pilot study was intended to design and test methods for collecting cost data under the AN-ACC. The pilot study will inform a larger costing study that IHACPA will undertake from 2022.

Regular costing studies will be an ongoing feature of the AN-ACC model and IHACPA’s role in aged care. These studies are intended to ensure the model takes into account the latest cost structures and care delivery models.

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