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Managing funding involves correctly documenting a residents care and monitoring when they are due for reclassification. Here's how AutumnCare can help.
The Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model replaced the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) as the Residential Aged Care funding model on the 1st of October 2022.
Clinical management systems, including AutumnCare, have introduced new tools and care assessments in accordance with the AN-ACC changes. These adjustments have allowed aged care providers to estimate resident AN-ACC classifications and related funding. Additionally, valuable data and insights can drive further improvement in the way providers can manage AN-ACC.
How does AutumnCare help with AN-ACC management?
AutumnCare provides an efficient platform for staff to maintain accurate and complete records of care provided.
Care assessments within AutumnCare have been updated to ensure that they capture information relevant to the new funding model.
In addition to care assessment updates, other forms that have been updated include:
- A new Admission Details Form which captures the resident's AN-ACC class
- A new Return from Hospital Checklist which captures information relating to the duration of hospital stay as well as the administration of a general anaesthetic during this stay
Easy access to valuable resources directly within your clinical management system will ensure that they can be well utilised by staff.
This is why AutumnCare independently sought copyright permission to display the suite of assessment tools that will be used by AN-ACC assessors during their onsite assessments.
The AN-ACC assessment tools found within AutumnCare are:
- Australian Modified Karnofsky Performance Status (AKPS)
- Braden Scale
- De Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI)
- Behaviour Resources Utilisation Assessment (BRUA)
There is no expectation that aged care providers complete these assessments themselves. However, they can be useful in estimating what a resident's classification will be.
Estimating future funding levels
AutumnCare works to ensure aged care providers receive relevant funding by ensuring accurate data is captured and displayed to staff.
Embedded funding simulators also empower staff to predict and prepare for AN-ACC funding levels.
Our AN-ACC funding simulator combines the Basic Care Tariff (BCT) and the AN-ACC class to determine the daily funding rate estimated for that particular resident. This is particularly useful when a new admission is expected or when a reclassification is due.
Tracking and review
Real time access to resident information and tracking of changes is critical to identifying when a resident is eligible for reclassification. Reclassification can be triggered by a change to a resident's care needs, a hospitalisation, or a certain amount of time has passed since their previous classification.
Rather than relying on manual checks by staff, which can be incredibly cumbersome, particularly in larger organisations, AutumnCare provides automated alerts and dashboard indicators to track important AN-ACC information.
AN-ACC Dashboards help to shorten the window of reclassification.
Dashboards provide a real-time look at which residents:
- Spent 2 days or more in hospital and a general anaesthetic has been administered
- Spent 5+ days duration in hospital
- Are due for a permanent or respite AN-ACC reclassification
Speak to AutumnCare today
AutumnCare is an aged care software provider based in Western Australia. We specialise in the management of clinical data through industry best practice forms.
Get in touch with us today if you'd like to find out more about how we can help you.