Classification development


NCCH works with a wide variety of national and international experts to develop content for health classifications including ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and AR-DRGs.

AR-DRG Classification System Development and Refinement Services

NCCH, with ACCD consortium partners, Western Sydney University and KPMG, develop the casemix and statistical classification systems in a continuing capacity, based on clinical and expert advice that builds on the previous investments in the system. The new AR-DRG version 9.0 incorporates ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Tenth Edition.

For further information about AR-DRG versions 8.0 and 9.0 click here.

Classification education and implementation

NCCH, as ACCD lead, designs and delivers web-based ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS education to facilitate implementation. The Tenth Edition education program will be available from May 2017 at this link.

NCCH has assisted a range of overseas countries in adopting the Australian Classification System package including New Zealand, Ireland and Singapore.

NCCH can provide health classification education and training for industry needs. We develop and deliver specific programs to meet these needs.

Bridge/coding maps

NCCH has had extensive experience in the process of finding an ‘equivalent’ code between two classifications, or editions of the same classification, which enables data users to interpret old and new data across different classifications. Mapping is particularly important for time series data analysis and for grouping data using AR-DRG software as each version is developed on a specific set of disease and intervention codes.

Mapping projects include:


Conferences and Coding workshops

NCCH, with HIMAA, co-hosts the annual national health information management conference.

The conference provides opportunities for participants to access a broad range of clinical knowledge and applied skills from leading national and international presenters.

NCCH staff regularly present at a variety of health information and classification forums in Australia and internationally.

Further information about events