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Cover image of the development of acute care classifications consultation 2023 Consultations

Development of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Thirteenth Edition and AR-DRG Version 12.0

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) 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.

2 Nov - 1 Dec 2023
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AMHCC Version 1.1 Final Report

This final report provides the detailed statistical analysis undertaken in the development of Australian Mental Health Care Classification (AMHCC) Version 1.1, including the key changes to the classification and methodology of the refinement

18 Dec 2023
National Coding Advice - Coding Rules and FAQs for Twelfth Edition (effective 1 December 2023) cover image Publications

National Coding Advice

National Coding Advice (that is, Coding Rules and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the new edition) are published to facilitate nationally consistent assignment of ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes in the implemented edition of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS. National Coding Advice i...

15 Dec 2023
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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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Emergency Care ICD-10-AM Principal Diagnosis Short List Twelfth Edition – User Guide

This document details the components and conventions of the Emergency Care International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) Principal Diagnosis Short List (the EPD Short List) and is ai...

3 Oct 2023
ICD-10-AM ACHI ACS Twelfth Edition - Errata 1 (Effective 1 July 2022) Publications

ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Twelfth Edition

ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Twelfth Edition supersedes ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Eleventh Edition and is applicable for separations from 1 July 2022.

15 Sep 2023
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Mental Health Phase of Care Guide

This document provides information for clinicians to enable them to assess phases accurately when applying the mental health phase of care concept.

1 May 2023
Australian Mental Health Care Classification (AMHCC) v1.0 User manual cover image Publications

AMHCC User Manual

This user manual provides background to the development of the Australian Mental Health Care Classification (AMHCC) Version 1.0. It also explains the structure, data elements and collection protocols, reporting requirements, and how the data is grouped.Due to no structu...

1 May 2023
Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Definition Manual 2023–24 Publications

Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services 2023–24

The key publications that support the Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Classification (Tier 2) are the Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Definition Manual and the Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Compendium.

30 Mar 2023
ar-drg_v11.0_final_report_cover Publications

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...

16 Mar 2023
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