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Patient—hospital insurance status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHospital insurance status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270253
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/10/2016
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Definition:Help on this term

Hospital insurance as represented by a code under one of the following categories:

  • Registered insurance - hospital insurance with a health insurance fund registered under the National Health Act 1953 (Cwlth)
  • General insurance - hospital insurance with a general insurance company under a guaranteed renewable policy providing benefits similar to those available under registered insurance
  • No hospital insurance or benefits coverage under the above.
Data Element Concept:Patient—hospital insurance status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Hospital insurance
2No hospital insurance
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Unknown

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Persons covered by insurance for benefits of ancillary services only are included in 2 - no hospital insurance.

The 'unknown' category should not be used in primary collections but can be used to record unknown insurance status in databases.

This metadata item is to determine whether the patient has hospital insurance, not their method of payment for the episode of care.

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Insurance status was reviewed and modified to reflect changes to new private health insurance arrangements under the Health Legislation (Private Health Insurance Reform) Amendment Act 1995.

Employee health benefits schemes became illegal with the implementation of Schedule 2 of the private health insurance reforms, effective on 1 October 1995.

Under Schedule 4 of the private health insurance reforms, on 1 July 1997, the definition of the 'basic private table' or 'basic table', and 'supplementary hospital table' and any references to these definitions was omitted from the National Health Act 1953. All hospital tables offered by registered private health insurers since 29 May 1995 have been referred to as 'Applicable Benefits Arrangements' and marketed under the insurer's own product name.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Hospital insurance status, version 3, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.6 KB)

Has been superseded by Patient—hospital insurance status, code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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