Admitted acute care
Episodes of admitted acute care are assigned disease and intervention codes by health information managers or clinical coders.
AR-DRG Version 11.0
The Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRGs) is a classification that provides a clinically meaningful way to relate or group the number and type of patients treated in admitted acute episodes of care to the resources required in treatment. AR-DRG...Publications
AR-DRG Version 10.0
The Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRGs) is a classification system, which provides a clinically meaningful way to relate the number and type of patients treated in a hospital to the resources required by the hospital. AR-DRGs group patients with s...
Development of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Thirteenth Edition and AR-DRG Version 12.0
The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) has released its consultation paper on the development ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Thirteenth Edition and AR-DRG Version 12.0 from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Friday 1 December 2023.Consultations
Assessment of New Health Technologies
The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) recognises the need for the pricing of public hospital services to respond in a timely manner to the introduction of new health technologies and innovations in models of care.Consultations
Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Residential Aged Care Services 2024–25
The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) released its Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Residential Aged Care Services 2024–25 (the Consultation Paper) from 17 July to 31 August 2023.
Implementation of Cluster Coding Fact Sheet
Cluster coding is a mechanism of linking related diagnosis codes through use of a diagnosis cluster identifier (DCID) that will enhance the value of coded data.Fact sheets
Australian Emergency Care Classification Fact Sheet
The Australian Emergency Care Classification (AECC) has been developed for use in emergency departments and replaced the use of the Urgency Related Group (URG) for pricing from 1 July 2021.Fact sheets
Emergency Care Principal Diagnosis Selection Guide Fact Sheet
A principal diagnosis is the diagnosis established at the conclusion of the patient’s attendance in an emergency department (ED) to be mainly responsible for occasioning the attendance following consideration of clinical assessment.