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

Until 30 June 2019, NCCH, with ACCD consortium partners, Western Sydney University and previously with KPMG, developed the casemix and statistical classification systems, based on clinical and expert advice that builds on the previous investments in the system.

For further information about AR-DRG versions and ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Classification versions contact the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority who is in charge of the AR-DRG Classification System Development and Refinement Services as of 1st July 2019: enquiries.ace@ihpa.gov.au.

Classification education and implementation

NCCH designs and delivers web-based ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS education to facilitate implementation.

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