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Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 5th edition

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Synonymous names:Help on this termACHI 5th edn
METeOR identifier:Help on this term335419
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/02/2008
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The National Centre for Classification in Health classification of health interventions.

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ACHI is comprised of:
• Tabular List of Interventions - contains seven character code in the format xxxxx-xx. Generally, the first five characters represent the MBS item number and the last two characters are allocated for each procedural concept derived from the MBS item description. Two appendices are specified: Mapping table; and ACHI codes listed in numerical order.
• Alphabetic Index of Interventions - is an alphabetic index to the ACHI Tabular List of Interventions that contains many more procedural terms than those appearing in the ACHI Tabular List.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH) 2006. The Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) – Fifth Edition - Tabular list of interventions and Alphabetic index of interventions. Sydney: NCCH, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.
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ACHI 5th Ed supersedes the fourth edition of ACHI.

ACHI was developed by the National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH). During the development, the NCCH was advised by members of the NCCH Coding Standards Advisory Committee (CSAC) and the Clinical Classification and Coding Groups (CCCG), consisting of expert clinical coders and clinicians nominated by the Clinical Casemix Committee of Australia.

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Has been superseded by Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 6th edition Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Supersedes International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 4th edition Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:Help on this term

Elective care type code N Health, Superseded 13/12/2011

Indicator procedure code NN Health, Superseded 13/12/2011
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Procedure code (ACHI 5th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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