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The AHPCS Version 4.2 video provides an overview of structure and use of the standards
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Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards Version 4.2

The Australian Hospital Patient Costing Standards (AHPCS) provide direction for costing practitioners to ensure all in-scope costs are allocated to hospital activity to reflect resource utilisation, in a complete and consistent manner.

10 Jan 2024
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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.

20 Oct 2023
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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.

16 Oct 2023
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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.

16 Oct 2023
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IHACPA's Role in Aged Care Pricing Fact Sheet

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority's (IHACPA) role within the aged care sector is to provide annual aged care costing and pricing advice to the Australian Minister for Health and Aged Care. It is the Minister for Health and Aged Care who is responsib...

17 Jul 2023
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Pricing Framework for Australian Residential Aged Care Services - Consultation video

IHACPA's annual consultation on the Pricing Framework for Australian Residential Aged Care Services is your chance to have a say in the future of aged care pricing advice.

17 Jul 2023
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Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Residential Aged Care Services 2024–25 Fact Sheet

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) relies on a consultative, transparent and evidence-based approach in the development of its aged care costing and pricing advice. 

17 Jul 2023
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National Benchmarking Portal

The National Benchmarking Portal (NBP) is a website-based application that provides public access to insights from data collected by the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA).

30 May 2023
MHPoC Education Guide Fact sheets

MHPoC Education and Meeting Guides

The meeting guide suggests clinician validated ways to bring a routine consideration of MHPoC into multi-disciplinary team meetings. The education guide promotes simple and effective ways to run education on Mental Health Phase of Care (MHPoC) within teams.  The...

13 Dec 2022
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AMHCC and MHPoC Information Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Australian Mental Health Care Classification (AMHCC) and Mental Health Phase of Care (MHPoC).  It includes a definition of each MHPoC and highlights that Assessment Only changed from a MHPoC to become an administrative...

13 Dec 2022
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MHPoC Application to Practice

This video focuses on the application of the Mental Health Phase of Care (MHPoC) in clinical practice. This video has been filmed with several clinicians discussing their own experiences with MHPoC, discussing local application of MHPoC and clinical benefits. This re...

13 Dec 2022
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An Overview of AMHCC and MHPoC

This video is a short introduction to the Australian Mental Health Care Classification (AMHCC) and Mental Health Phase of Care (MHPoC) It aims to increase clinician awareness and effective use of the MHPoC. This video is for clinicians, consumers, families and carers...

13 Dec 2022
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