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Government recruiting for aged care funding reform trial

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The Department of Health is seeking residential aged care providers to trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding.

The trial aims to develop and test a model of external assessment for residential aged care funding and will involve between 5,000 and 10,000 aged care residents in metropolitan, regional and remote areas, who will be assessed using the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) tool.

The tool was developed by the University of Wollongong as part of the Resource Utilisation and Classification Study to replace the Aged Care Funding Instrument. The study reported its findings in a suite of seven reports that were released in March (read more here).

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/)

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