groupVera Dimitropoulos and Filippa Pretty

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Under contract by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA), the Australian Consortium for Classification Development (ACCD)1 has over the last four years been responsible for the development and refinement of the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups Classification System which has two classification components:

  • The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and the Australian Coding Standards (ACS)
  • Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRGs) This report will provide an overview of the development of the Tenth Edition of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS, which was implemented for use in Australian hospitals for clinical coding of admitted episodes from 1 July 2017.

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