Aged Care Funding Instrument

The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is the classification instrument used to pay subsidies to residential aged care services.

ACFI rates 2015-16

The ACFI rates table has been designed to help you understand the rates for each ACFI category.

Key:
N=Nil, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High

ACFI Category Activities of daily living domain (ADL) Behaviour Complex health Paid rates 2015-16
NNN $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
NLN $0.00 $8.25 $0.00 $8.25
NML $0.00 $17.10 $16.25 $33.35
NNL $0.00 $0.00 $16.25 $16.25
NNM $0.00 $0.00 $46.27 $46.27
NNH $0.00 $0.00 $66.82 $66.82
NLL $0.00 $8.25 $16.25 $24.50
NLH $0.00 $8.25 $66.82 $75.07
LNN $36.11 $0.00 $0.00 $36.11
LNL $36.11 $0.00 $16.25 $52.36
LNM $36.11 $0.00 $46.27 $82.38
LNH $36.11 $0.00 $66.82 $102.93
LLN $36.11 $8.25 $0.00 $44.36
LMN $36.11 $17.10 $0.00 $53.21
LHN $36.11 $35.66 $0.00 $71.77
LLL $36.11 $8.25 $16.25 $60.61
LLM $36.11 $8.25 $46.27 $90.63
LLH $36.11 $8.25 $66.82 $111.18
LML $36.11 $17.10 $16.25 $69.46
LMM $36.11 $17.10 $46.27 $99.48
LMH $36.11 $17.10 $66.82 $120.03
LHL $36.11 $35.66 $16.25 $88.02
LHM $36.11 $35.66 $46.27 $118.04
LHH $36.11 $35.66 $66.82 $138.59
MNL $78.62 $0.00 $16.25 $94.87
MNM $78.62 $0.00 $46.27 $124.89
MNH $78.62 $0.00 $66.82 $145.44
MLN $78.62 $8.25 $0.00 $86.87
MMN $78.62 $17.10 $0.00 $95.72
MHN $78.62 $35.66 $0.00 $114.28
MLL $78.62 $8.25 $16.25 $103.12
MLM $78.62 $8.25 $46.27 $133.14
MLH $78.62 $8.25 $66.82 $153.69
MML $78.62 $17.10 $16.25 $111.97
MMM $78.62 $17.10 $46.27 $141.99
MMH $78.62 $17.10 $66.82 $162.54
MHL $78.62 $35.66 $16.25 $130.53
MHM $78.62 $35.66 $46.27 $160.55
MHH $78.62 $35.66 $66.82 $181.10
HMNL $108.92 $17.10 $16.25 $142.27
HNL $108.92 $0.00 $16.25 $125.17
HNM $108.92 $0.00 $46.27 $155.19
HNH $108.92 $0.00 $66.82 $175.74
HLN $108.92 $8.25 $0.00 $117.17
HMN $108.92 $17.10 $0.00 $126.02
HHN $108.92 $35.66 $0.00 $144.58
HLL $108.92 $8.25 $16.25 $133.42
HLM $108.92 $8.25 $46.27 $163.44
HLH $108.92 $8.25 $66.82 $183.99
HML $108.92 $17.10 $16.25 $142.27
HMM $108.92 $17.10 $46.27 $172.29
HMH $108.92 $17.10 $66.82 $192.84
HHL $108.92 $35.66 $16.25 $160.83
HHM $108.92 $35.66 $46.27 $190.85
HHH $108.92 $35.66 $66.82 $211.40

The capped and ACFI rates will be subject to indexation.

The Residential Classification Scale rate must be exceeded by $15.00 to move to the ACFI rate.

Other rate reductions

Other rate reductions Scale rate
Adjusted Subsidy $11.98
Late ACFI $25.00
Extra Service 25% of extra service
Extended Hospital Leave 50% of extended hospital leave

Submitting an ACFI

ACFI applications for classification are captured electronically using the Aged Care Online Claiming website through either the:

  • Business to Government (B2G) channel
  • File Upload channel
  • Web Form channel

If a provider and its services are unable to transmit the ACFI through the above electronic channels, then paper-based ACFI can still be sent to us.

The benefits of using online claiming are:

  • immediate submission of the ACFI assessment through either the B2G or Web Form channel
  • no funding delays -  ACFI funding starts from the date the form is transmitted and received online by us
  • instant acknowledgement that your ACFI has been received by us
  • faster feedback from us, and
  • improved accuracy of data and payments due to less handling errors

For those that use the B2G channel, further benefits are:

  • reduced paperwork, and
  • improved access to data for use within business and delivery of care

To register for Aged Care Online Claiming, residential providers complete Register or amend for Aged Care Online Claiming using File Upload or Business to Business form (AC006) and residential and home care providers complete Register or amend for Aged Care Online Claiming using Web Forms form (AC004).

Aged Care Online Claiming

There are 2 types of messages that can be received when transmitting an ACFI:

  1. information messages - these may not prevent you from transmitting an ACFI, but may require an action to be performed before we can accept it
  2. error messages - these identify a problem with an ACFI you are trying to transmit, which requires an action to be performed before we can accept it

Page last updated: 5 February 2016

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