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Episode of care—expected principal source of funding, hospital code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFunding source for hospital patient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270103
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 29/11/2006
Definition:Help on this termExpected principal source of funds for an admitted patient episode or non-admitted patient service event, as represented by a code.
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Admitted patient care.

Hospital non-admitted patient care.

Data Element Concept:Episode of care—expected principal source of funding

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
01Australian Health Care Agreements
02Private health insurance
03Self-funded
04Worker's compensation
05Motor vehicle third party personal claim
06Other compensation (e.g. public liability, common law, medical negligence)
07Department of Veterans' Affairs
08Department of Defence
09Correctional facility
10Other hospital or public authority (contracted care)
11Reciprocal health care agreements (with other countries)
12Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not known

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 01     Australian Health Care Agreements

CODE 11     Reciprocal health care agreements (with other countries)

Australian Health Care Agreements (code 01) should be recorded as the funding source for admitted patients who elect to be treated as public patients. However, overseas visitors who are covered by a reciprocal health care agreement and elect to be treated as public patients (as detailed at http://www.health.gov.au/haf/docs/visthlth/2000hlth.htm#rhca) should be recorded as Reciprocal health care agreement (code 11).

CODE 03     Self-funded

This code includes funded by the patient, by the patient's family or friends, or by other benefactors.

CODE 07     Department of Veterans' Affairs

This code should be used for Department of Veterans' Affairs patients (as defined in the metadata item Treatment funding eligibility status (Department of Veterans Affairs).

Compensable patients (as defined in the metadata item Compensable status, should be recorded as Worker's compensation (code 04), Motor vehicle third party personal claim (code 05) or Other compensation (code 06), as appropriate.

CODE 12     Other

This code should be used for overseas visitors for whom travel insurance is the major funding source.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe major funding source should be recorded if there is more than one source of funding. The final payment class recorded by the hospital should be used.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Episode of care—principal source of funding, hospital code NN Health, Superseded 11/04/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Supersedes Funding source for hospital patient, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (17.1 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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