Aged Care Funding Instrument

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

About the ACFI

You can watch a video to learn more about the ACFI including the 1 January 2017 changes to the scoring and eligibility requirements.

ACFI rates 2015-16

The ACFI rates table helps 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 are 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

Send the ACFI applications for classification through Aged Care Online Claiming

and the:

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

If you can’t use the electronic channels, you can still post the paper-based ACFI Application for Classification form (AC001) to the Aged Care team.

The benefits of online claiming are:

  • immediate submission of the ACFI assessment through the B2G and Web Form channels
  • 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

When you use the B2G channel you also reduce paperwork and improve access to data for use within business and delivery of care.

To register for Aged Care Online Claiming:

Aged Care Online Claiming

You may receive 2 types of messages when submitting an ACFI:

  • information messages – before submitting an ACFI, you’ll need to perform an action before we can accept it
  • error messages – these identify a problem with your ACFI submission. You’ll need to perform an action before we can accept it

Page last updated: 27 April 2017

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