Half indexation of CHC domain in 2016-17
Indexation of funding in the Complex Health Care (CHC) domain of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) will be at 50 per cent of the rate that would otherwise have applied for the 2016–17 financial year, returning to 100 per cent of the determined rate from 2017–18. Indexation of funding for the Activities of Daily Living and Behavioural domains of ACFI will not be affected and will be applied at the fully determined rate.
Changes to CHC scoring matrix 1 July 2016 – 31 December 2016
There will be changes to the Complex Health Care scoring matrix from 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016 for new appraisals or reappraisals – existing appraisals are not affected.
These changes keep the structure of the scoring matrix intact but reduce scoring for certain combinations. As shown in Figure 1, from 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016:
- the score for a rating of D in Q11(Medication) and a C in Q12 (Complex health care) will be reduced from 3 points to 2 points; and
- the score for a rating of A in Q11 (Medication) and a C in Q12 (Complex health care) will be reduced from 2 points to 1 point.
These changes mean the ‘DC’ and ‘AC’ combinations will result in a lower overall category, with DC reduced from a ‘high’ to a ‘medium’ and AC being reduced from ‘medium’ to ‘low’.
Currently, the dollar value of each domain level per resident per day is:
- Nil (score of 0) – $0
- Low (score of 1) – $16.25
- Medium (score of 2) – $46.27
High (score of 3) – $66.82.
Figure 1: CHC scoring matrix changes effective 1 July 2016 – 31 December 2016
*AC was previously given a rating of 2 and DC was previously given a rating of 3