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Patient funding source code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term472082
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/03/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the source of funds for a hospital patient.

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
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Health service budget (not covered elsewhere)
02Health service budget (due to eligibility for Reciprocal Health Care Agreement)
03Health service budget (no charge raised due to hospital decision)
04Department of Veterans' Affairs
05Department of Defence
06Correctional facility
07Medicare Benefits Scheme
08Other hospital or public authority (contracted care)
09Private health insurance
10Worker's compensation
11Motor vehicle third party personal claim
12Other compensation (e.g. public liability, common law, medical negligence)
13Self-funded
88Other funding source
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98Not known

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 01   Health service budget (not covered elsewhere)

Health service budget (not covered elsewhere) should be recorded as the funding source for Medicare eligible patients for whom there is no other funding arrangement.

CODE 02   Health service budget (due to eligibility for Reciprocal Health Care Agreement)

Patients who are overseas visitors from countries covered by Reciprocal Health Care Agreements.

Australia has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Malta, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Slovenia, New Zealand and Ireland. The Agreements provide for free accommodation and treatment as public hospital services, but do not cover treatment as a private patient in any kind of hospital.

The Agreements with Finland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Slovenia and the United Kingdom provide free care as a public patient in public hospitals, subsidised out-of-hospital medical treatment under Medicare, and subsidised medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

The Agreements with New Zealand and Ireland provide free care as a public patient in public hospitals and subsidised medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, but do not cover out-of-hospital medical treatment.

Visitors from Italy and Malta are covered for a period of six months from the date of arrival in Australia only.

Visitors from Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovenia require their European Health Insurance card to enrol in Medicare. They are eligible for treatment in public hospitals until the expiry date indicated on the card, or to the length of their authorised stay in Australia if earlier.

Excludes: Overseas visitors who elect to be treated as private patients or under travel insurance.

CODE 03   Health service budget (no charge raised due to hospital decision)

Patients who are Medicare ineligible and receive public hospital services free of charge at the discretion of the hospital or the state/territory. Also includes patients who receive private hospital services for whom no accommodation or facility charge is raised (for example, when the only charges are for medical services bulk-billed to Medicare) and patients for whom a charge is raised but is subsequently waived.

CODE 07   Medicare Benefits Scheme

Medicare eligible patients presenting at a public hospital for whom services are billed to Medicare. Includes both bulk-billed patients and patients with out-of-pocket expenses. This value is not applicable for admitted patients.

CODE 08   Other hospital or public authority (contracted care)

Patients receiving treatment under contracted arrangements with another hospital (inter-hospital contracted patient) or a public authority (e.g. a state or territory government).

CODE 09   Private health insurance

Patients who are funded by private health insurance, including travel insurance for Medicare eligible patients. If patients receive any funding from private health insurance, choose Code 09, regardless of whether it is the majority source of funds.

Excludes: Overseas visitors for whom travel insurance is the major funding source.

CODE 13   Self-funded

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

CODE 88   Other funding source

This code includes overseas visitors for whom travel insurance is the major funding source.

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Users should note that this value domain reuses codes from the two value domains it supersedes, e.g. Code 03 in the superseded value domain, Hospital patient funding source code NN, = 'Self-funded', whereas Code 03 in this value domain, Patient funding source code NN, = 'Health service budget (no charge raised due to hospital decision)'. Code 03 in the superseded value domain has the same meaning as Code 13, 'Self-funded', in this value domain.

Similarly, Code 14 in the superseded value domain, Non-admitted patient funding source code NN, = 'Other funding' has the same meaning as Code 88, 'Other funding', in this value domain.

Users should take care when interpreting data and metadata based on these value domains.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Hospital patient funding source code NN Health, Superseded 11/04/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Supersedes Non-admitted patient funding source code NN Health, Superseded 11/04/2012, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012

Has been superseded by Patient funding source code NN Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Episode of care—source of funding, patient funding source code NN Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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