The National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC), established in April 2010, is a centre within the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), a major research facility at the University of Wollongong.
AHSRI has a 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 Institute include practical and expert advice to a variety of Commonwealth and State governments, non-government agencies, peak bodies and interest groups. AHSRI has an established track record in:
· supporting change within the NSW Health system;
· evaluating new service models and options for redesign of services;
· developing funding models for clinical services; and
· working with cancer and palliative care service providers.
As one of the eight centres within AHSRI, the NCCC has the expertise in supporting 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. Projects are often undertaken in partnership with other AHSRI Centres and Programs. This provides access to the wide range of expertise available across other centres of AHSRI to meet the varied requirements of projects.