This week, we have two new pieces of key information become available in the lead up to the implementation of the AN-ACC funding tool.
- Additional Reclassification Triggers
- Information on what is considered a Compounding Factor
The Classification Principles 2014 (https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2022C00746) were updated to include the following information:
Additional Reclassification Triggers
New Reclassification triggers for Permanent Residents have been added, significantly now comprising of the below for Permanent Residents:
“For the purposes of a reclassification of a care recipient for non-respite care, the care needs of the care recipient are taken to have changed significantly if, since the day the existing classification of the care recipient took effect:
a) there has been a change in the care recipient’s cognitive ability, compounding factors, function, mobility or pressure sore risk; or”
This can be found in the Classification Principles 2014 under Part 14—Reclassification of care recipients, section 43.
The Classification Principles 2014 also shares information on what is considered to be a Compounding Factor.
This can be found in the Classification Principles 2014 under Part 1—Preliminary section 4A Meaning of compounding factors.