The Commission’s utilisation of various information sources to construct a comprehensive risk profile for each provider assures that no stone will be left unturned, building on earlier discussions with the Commission. Mirus Australia have been passionately working on addressing the complexities of care minutes and the AN-ACC framework from multiple angles.
Under the new Regulatory model, risk-based monitoring will rely on data and regulatory insights to identify potential risks or issues that necessitate additional scrutiny and, if needed, a response in relation to identified risks.
With the recent enforcement of mandated care minutes, we find ourselves in a precarious situation in the aged care sector. There’s a fine balance between maintaining occupancy and managing workforce costs efficiently, all while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
Managing the balance in the AN-ACC world now requires three (3) key workflows: Forecast AN-ACC classes for pre-admission and current residents to manage care revenue; Establish consistent Roster Demand Template/s; Control and understand your data to then strategically request reclassifications.
Following the October 5 Department Webinar: Quarterly Financial Report – what’s changed?, several changes to QFR Reporting were outlined and subsequent updates were made to the Care Minutes & 24/7 RN Responsibility Guide.
In accordance with the Department’s Reform Agenda, the Department is initiating individual Care Time Assessments (audits) of your reported care time data as of October 1st.
Within 18 months of 1st October, every provider will receive an assessment, and this will reoccur every 3 years or at random based on risk. The purpose of these assessments is to ensure accuracy of care minute reporting in Quarterly Financial Reports and 24/7 RN time in line with the 24/7 RN responsibility.
On the 1st October 2023, care minute targets became mandatory and the care minutes associated with each AN-ACC class were adjusted.
In our work with over 40 providers on their transition to AN-ACC, we have noticed the sector is generally missing the link between funding and care minutes that are opposite sides of the scales that need to be continually kept in balance.
Discover the hidden risks of using spreadsheets for AN-ACC management in aged care providers and explore how Mirus Metrics provides a secure and proactive solution. Learn about the limitations of spreadsheets in managing sensitive clinical data, and the advantages of using Mirus Metrics for automatic updates, robust security, user-friendly features, and efficient and compliant management of AN-ACC revenue.