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Acronyms and abbreviations

Acronym Definition

ABF

Activity based funding

ACFI

Aged Care Funding Instrument

ACFR

Aged Care Financial Report

ACHI

Australian Classification of Health Interventions (used in ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS)

ACS

Australian Coding Standards (used in ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS)

ACSQHC

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (also referred to as ‘the Commission’)

Adjustment

An amount added to, or subtracted from a price weight, in recognition of legitimate and unavoidable variations in the cost of service delivery

Administrator

Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool

Admission/ separation/episode

An episode of admitted care is marked by an admission (start) and separation or discharge (end); all three terms are used a unit of count

ADRG

Adjacent Diagnosis Related Groups (used in AR-DRG)

AECC

Australian Emergency Care Classification

AHMAC

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

AHPCS

Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards

AMHCC

Australian Mental Health Care Classification

AN-ACC

Australian National Aged Care Classification

AN-SNAP

Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient classification

APC/APC NMDS

Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set

ARC Committee

Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

AR-DRG

Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups

ATTC

Australian Teaching and Training Classification

BCT

Base Care Tariff

BDF

Basic daily fee

CAC

Clinical Advisory Committee

CCAG

Classifications Clinical Advisory Committee

CHC

COAG Health Council

CHSP

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

COF

Condition onset flag (used in ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS)

Commission

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (also referred to as ACSQHC)

DAP

Daily accommodation payments

Determination

The National Efficient Price Determination or National Efficient Cost Determination

DRG

Diagnosis Related Group (used in AR-DRG)

DRS

Data Request Specification

DSS

Data Set Specification

DTG

DRG Technical Group

ECAWG

Emergency Care Advisory Working Group

ECC

Episode Clinical Complexity (used in AR-DRGs)

ECCS

Episode Clinical Complexity Score (used in AR-DRGs)

ED

Emergency department

General List

General List of In-Scope Public Hospital Services

HAC

Hospital acquired complication

HCP

Home Care Packages

ICD-10-AM

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – Tenth Revision – Australian Modification (used in ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS)

ICD-11

International Classification of Diseases – Eleventh Revision

ICU

Intensive care unit

IFR

Independent Financial Review of the National Hospital Cost Data Collection

IHACPA

Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority

IHPA

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

ITG

ICD Technical Group

JAC

Jurisdictional Advisory Committee

Jurisdictions

Commonwealth, states and territories

JWP

Joint Working Party (with the ACSQHC)

LHN

Local hospital network

LOS

Length of stay

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MDC

Major Diagnostic Category (used in AR-DRG)

MDCC

Multi-disciplinary case conference, where the patient is not present

MHISSC

Mental Health Information Strategy Steering Committee

MHWG

Mental Health Working Group

MMM

Modified Monash Model

MPS

Multipurpose service

NAC

NHCDC Advisory Committee

NACAWG

Non-Admitted Care Advisory Working Group

NAP

Non-admitted patient

NATSIFACP

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program

NBEDS

National Best Endeavours Data Set

NBP

National Benchmarking Portal

NEC

National efficient cost

NEP

National efficient price

NHCDC

National Hospital Cost Data Collection

NHFB

National Health Funding Body

NHISSC

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

NHRA

National Health Reform Agreement

NMDS

National Minimum Data Set

NPHED

National Public Hospital Establishments Database

NWAU

National Weighted Activity Unit

PA

Pricing Authority

PAS

Patient Administration System

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Presentation

An ‘episode’ of care at an emergency department (‘episode’ is not used here as it means admission and discharge in the admitted setting)

Pricing Framework

Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services

QFR

Quarterly Financial Report

RAD

Refundable accommodation deposit

RID

Reduction in deviance

RUCS

Resource Utilisation and Classification Study

RVU

Relative value unit

SAC

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

SCWG

Subacute Care Working Group

SDMS

Secure Data Management System

Service event

An ‘episode’ of non-admitted care (‘episode’ is not used here as it means admission and discharge in the admitted setting)

STRC

Short-term Restorative Care Programme

TAC

Technical Advisory Committee

The Act

National Health Reform Act 2011

Tier 2

Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Classification

TTR

Teaching, training and research

TTRWG

Teaching, Training and Research Working Group

UDG

Urgency Disposition Groups

URG

Urgency Related Groups

WHO

World Health Organization

 

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