Established in 2010, the National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC) has the expertise in supporting the ongoing development and use of casemix classifications in health services research, evaluation and management and providing services in relation to activity-based funding and activity-based management. The NCCC undertakes projects with health industry partners and government to review activity, cost and performance, and to develop systems for improved management of resources and delivery of health services.
As a centre within the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), the NCCC often undertakes projects in partnership with other AHSRI centres and programs. This provides access to the wide range of expertise available across AHSRI to meet the varied requirements of projects.
The NCCC contributes to AHSRI’s strong national and international reputation, based on 25 years of health services research and development. In addition to producing robust academic output, the products of the NCCC and AHSRI include practical and expert advice to a variety of federal and state and territory government departments, non-government agencies, peak bodies and interest groups.
The NCCC has an established track record in:
- supporting change within the Australian health system;
- developing casemix classification systems;
- evaluating new service models and options for the redesign of services; and
- developing funding models for clinical services.