Hello Leaders
Care minutes bounce back as concerning reclassification trend emerges

19.02.2024
Care minutes totals have bounced back after a seasonal holiday dip, but there is reason to take stock of AN-ACC management styles as the age of AN-ACC reclassifications continues to rise.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Care minute error hits most homes

11.12.2023
Published care minute targets for this quarter have changed for most residential aged care services – including by more than a minute for 41 per cent of services.

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Hello Leaders
Is the AN-ACC price hike a sustainable solution for providers?

06.12.2023
Aged care providers are receiving another major funding boost after the Government announced an additional $2.1 billion investment to increase the AN-ACC price from December 1.

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Hello Leaders
Data mistake leads to Govt publishing inaccurate care minute targets

05.12.2023
Fresh care minutes controversy has surfaced after the Government acknowledged it published inaccurate care minute targets that may have impacted some providers relying on Government data.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Government publishes wrong care minutes targets

04.12.2023
Providers have been told by the federal government to calculate their own care minute targets in wake of revelations it has been publishing incorrect data for over a year.

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Hello Leaders
Confidence levels vary in care minute data management and AN-ACC transition

29.11.2023
A lack of confidence in managing care minute data is one of the largest hurdles aged care providers currently face after Mirus Australia’s latest analysis of the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) transition.

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Australian Aging Agenda
RN minutes falling short

21.11.2023
Aged care providers are continuing to fall short of the mandatory minutes of care residents should be receiving from registered nurses, new analysis shows.

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Hello Leaders
A major care minute milestone is surpassed despite falling RN minutes

21.11.2023
Mirus’ MIA, November edition release, has revealed the industry has surpassed an important milestone: the sector-wide care minute average of 200 minutes per resident per day.

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Hello Leaders
Underreporting could prevent providers from achieving three-star Staffing Ratings

20.10.2023
The data, which reflects nearly one-third of the residential aged care sector, still shows a shortfall in RN care minutes despite the increase, and with Mirus finding that 92% of facilities are under-reporting their care minutes, millions in funded rosters are not being reported.

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The Weekly Source
Lessons from ‘Moneyball’: residential aged care operators need to change their game under AN-ACC – or face non-compliance and financial instability

19.10.2023
With mandated care minutes now in place, operators run a significant risk: let your occupancy drop and you may be over-spending on workforce. But reduce your staff by too much and you risk being caught out by the regulator. Could Hollywood provide a solution?

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Meeting Care Minute targets with efficiency and accuracy

10.10.2023
From October 1st, care minutes are mandatory, but unfortunately, many aged care providers are still reliant on manual and retrospective processes to track and report on care minutes.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Sector grapples with reform anxieties

28.07.2023
Aged care providers have serious concerns about the toll the reforms may have on their teams and the sector in the coming year, says a survey.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Not everyone backing user pay to increase viability

05.07.2023
Almost all aged care leaders taking part in an industry survey say the sector’s funding is inadequate but only half think more opportunities to boost user pay revenue in accommodation and services is the solution.

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The Weekly Source
90% of aged care providers prepared to undergo “significant transformation” to increase financial sustainability

29.06.2023
A new survey by the advisory group suggests that aged care providers are looking to overhaul their business models as the funding gap continues to widen.

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Mirus Australia
Statement to The Guardian

11.05.2023
Operating efficiently is a shared goal of all the stakeholders in the industry, including residents, because it allows more funding to be directed towards care than towards administration.

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Hello Leaders
Keeping on top of your Quality Indicator reporting

12.01.2023
Our Quality, Risk and Compliance Lead Katie Airey shares her perspectives with Hello Leaders on the new Quality Indicators and how providers can prepare.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Providers’ lack of AN-ACC know-how leads to subsidy shortfall: industry analysis

20.12.2022
The average daily subsidy residential aged care providers have received under the sector’s new funding model is below government projections, according to industry advisors and benchmarkers Mirus Australia.

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Inside Ageing
Providers slow to adopt AN-ACC are missing out on $277m

15.12.2022
New data from advisory Mirus Australia highlights that the Department of Health’s predicted average daily subsidy (ADS) of $225 per bed per day fell short by $4, leaving $277 million on the table as providers build their understanding of the AN-ACC funding model.

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The Weekly Source
Providers now have access to their AN-ACC shadow assessments

16.04.2022
Aged care providers need to be looking closely at their workforce productivity, IT systems and data governance now if they want to come out on top with the commencement of AN-ACC. (This article is behind a pay wall).

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Australian Aging Agenda
Providers still waiting on key funding
detail

1.04.2022
The Budget has delivered providers an important piece in the puzzle in better understanding funding under the new model, but questions remain about whether it’s enough to meet incoming minimum staffing requirements.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Providers desperate for detail on new funding regime

8.03.2022
A report from aged care consultants Mirus Australia released last week and a forum it hosted showed most providers are yet to prepare for the new funding model, largely because of a lack of information on top of the intense response required to COVID and workforce issues.

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The Weekly Source
CEOs from east to west join Mirus for
AN-ACC webinar

3.03.2022
Mirus Australia has held a webinar to discuss the results of its AN-ACC survey, with several industry CEOs participating. The survey’s findings reveal that 70% of CEOs have done “little or nothing” to prepare for
AN-ACC, which replaces ACFI on 1 October.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Providers unprepared for new funding tool: survey

24.02.2022
Aged care providers are ill-prepared for the incoming funding tool and pessimistic about maintaining current funding levels and the readiness of information systems, according to an industry report released today by Mirus Australia.

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The Weekly Source
70% of CEOs not prepared for AN-ACC: survey

24.02.2022
The industry needs to do more to prepare for the implementation of the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) on 1 October, a study has warned. The survey by Mirus Australia found that 70% of CEOs have done “little or nothing” to get ready for AN-ACC.

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Inside Ageing
70% of CEO’s say their organisation has not started preparing for AN-ACC

24.02.2022
Mirus Australia has today released the report ‘A new era in aged care funding’ AN-ACC CEO Survey, highlighting the sentiments and readiness of aged care leaders towards the implementation of the AN-ACC funding tool that will replace ACFI from 1 October 2022.

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The Weekly Source
Attention aged care providers: new Medicare web services start in just six weeks

27.01.2022
Aged care operators have until 13 March to prepare for system changes. From this date, providers will require web services ready software to access Services Australia’s systems, including its aged care web services which are used to submit aged care claims and data to Medicare.

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The Weekly Source
The 3 key attributes of the ACFI coordinator in an AN-ACC world

09.12.2021
“How will AN-ACC change my current ACFI resources?” is a question that clients ask us regularly. To help answer that, CEO Andrew Farmer wrote an opinion piece outlining what we believe are the three key attributes for an ACFI coordinator in an AN-ACC world.

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How are Australia’s emerging tech companies funding their growth?

16.11.2021
Australian business leaders are realising their success won’t just be enhanced by their digital investment, it’ll be defined by it. Macquarie Business Banking are utilising innovative funding to support tech companies throughout the lifecycle of their business.

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The Weekly Source
Providers will need to invest in training existing staff and “contingent workforces”

11.11.2021
Aged care providers will need to prioritise education and training to support the new funding model, star ratings and increased regulation, thereby creating “contingent workforces” to deal with the increased demand for workers.

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Australian Aging Agenda
MAAP – New interactive tool helps providers plan for AN-ACC

28.09.2021
Mirus Australia has launched an interactive diagnostic tool to support aged care services transition to the residential aged care sector’s new funding model. The Mirus ACFI to AN-ACC Pathway (MAAP) tool provides a step-by-step framework to help aged care services plan for AN-ACC.

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The Weekly Source
MAAP – The new interactive tool to help prepare for AN-ACC

23.09.2021
The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI), the primary funding mechanism for Aged Care, will transition to the new Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model on 1 October 2022. Mirus Australia is releasing a new interactive tool to give providers a step-by-step framework to begin planning.

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Australian Aging Agenda
The Future of Work – a single platform solution

01.08.2021
Four organisations have teamed up to solve the aged care industry’s key workforce challenges. Access to talent, effective management of workforce processes, skills development, retention and compliance and governance requirements are among the workforce challenges aged care providers must overcome daily.

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Australian Aging Agenda
A blueprint for aged care – a standard operating model

26.07.2021
The industry needs a common approach to our systems and processes to help drive higher performance and a consistent outcome across different providers. Under a single regulatory framework, there are many ways a provider goes about managing its people, systems and processes. As an outcome, we see variable results.

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The Weekly Source
Aged care operators get help to manage AN-ACC funding model from Mirus Australia

10.06.2021
Mirus Australia has launched a free online AN-ACC calculator to help aged care providers manage the transition to the new funding tool, the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC). The AN-ACC funding tool will replace the current ACFI system and is scheduled be live from October 2022.

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Australian Aging Agenda
Free tool to calculate funding entitlements under AN-ACC

07.06.2021
Aged care consultancy Mirus Australia has launched an online calculator to help providers understand the new casemix funding model for residential aged care and differences in entitlements to the current tool. AN-ACC is in use for sector-wide shadow assessments and will replace ACFI from October 2022

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Inside Ageing
Get a head-start on managing AN-ACC: new calculator released

7.06.2021
Aged care advisory Mirus Australia has launched a free online AN-ACC calculator, a first step in helping aged care providers manage the transition in funding models from ACFI to AN-ACC. The AN-ACC funding tool will replace the current ACFI system and is scheduled to go live from October 2022.

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