Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Indicators linked to this Quality statement:|
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 53-Older people receiving aged care services, 2011
|Quality statement summary:|
HACC data are not as complete as the data presented for other aged care programs.
HACC National Data Repository
Ageing and Aged care data warehouse
Approved providers submit data to Medicare Australia to claim subsidies from the Australian Government for services delivered under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act) and Aged Care Principles (the Principles) . These data are provided to the Department of Health and Ageing and are stored in the Ageing and Aged Care data warehouse.
The flexible care places used in the Transition Care Program are legislated by the Act and the Principles made under the Act. The Transition Care Program is funded and governed in partnership between the Australian and State and Territory governments. Service providers submit claims to Medicare Australia to claim for services delivered under the Transition Care Program. These data are provided to the Department of Health and Ageing and are stored in the Ageing and Aged Care data warehouse.
The data quality statement was developed by the Department of Health and Ageing and includes comments from the AIHW. The AIHW did not have all of the relevant datasets required to independently verify the data tables for this indicator. For further information see the AIHW website.
HACC data is submitted to the HACC MDS National Data Repository (NDR) on a quarterly basis. HACC Agencies in Qld, SA, WA and the ACT send HACC MDS data directly to the NDR. Agencies in other jurisdictions send their data to the NDR via a State Data Repository.
Aged care data warehouse
Claims are submitted by service providers on a monthly basis for services delivered under residential aged care and residential respite care, CACP, EACH & EACHD, and Transition Care. Data for the current reporting period is available October each year.
|Accessibility:||Further information on definitions is available in the: Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care Principles; the Residential Aged Care Manual 2009; Residential Respite Care Manual; draft Community Packaged Care Guidelines 2007; the HACC Data Dictionary; and the Transition Care Guidelines.|
Aggregated data items are published in the SCRGSP’s Report on Government Services, the Reports on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 prepared by the Department of Health and Ageing, and in the AIHW aged care statistic series.
Aggregated HACC data are published in the HACC MDS Statistical Bulletin on an annual basis.
HACC: In 2009-10, 96 per cent of all providers receiving funding under the HACC program submitted data to the HACC NMDS. There is no information on the size of service provision for the missing agencies so it is difficult to assess the impact on the completeness of client data.
Other programs: The data provides complete coverage of aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government under the programs identified above.
Data linkage is needed to estimate the number of individuals receiving aged care services across aged care programs.
This measure does not include individuals receiving Veterans’ Home Care (VHC). In 2009 10, there were approximately 69,600 VHC clients. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), AIHW and DOHA have been working collaboratively to ensure that these data are included in this indicator for the next reporting cycle.
People receiving services under Multi-purpose services or the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Strategy are not included since data are collected on places only (ie not people).
HACC: Around 9 per cent of HACC data is missing Indigenous status. Missing data for remoteness and age is less than 1 per cent.
Other programs: Subsidies to service providers of Aged Care under the Act and the Principles is contingent on their submitting claims to Medicare Australia. Service providers’ claims are audited annually.
The data presented against this indicator is people who have accessed a service delivered under that program in the financial year. Because a person may receive services under more than one program in a year, the number of unique individuals accessing aged care is less than the total of people accessing the services listed above. The methodology to link individuals is under development.
A client may be counted more than once as they may have had multiple care types, or care across multiple states, during the 12 months period. Australian total is not necessarily the total sum of its components.
|Coherence:||The data items used to construct this performance indicator will be consistent and comparable over time.|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P53-Older people receiving aged care services, 2010 QS
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 53-Older people receiving aged care services, 2012 QS