The aim of the Aged Care Access Initiative (ACAI) introduced in 2008 is to improve access to primary care (GP and allied health services) for residents of aged care facilities.
The ACAI supports improving access to GP and allied health services for residents of aged care facilities through two separate components as follows:
Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)
From 20 March 2008, there was a new funding model for residential aged care introduced, the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). ACFI will replace the old RCS system. The new ACFI system will be more reliant on documentation of diagnoses and management of residents conditions. DoHA, the AMA and the NEVDGP have developed the following information sheets on ACFI on how this new funding model will impact on GPs.