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Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 8th edition

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Synonymous names:Help on this termACHI 8th edn
METeOR identifier:Help on this term514008
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 03/12/2014
Tasmanian Health, Archived 02/09/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe National Centre for Classification in Health classification of health interventions.
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ACHI is comprised of:
• Tabular List of Interventions - contains a seven character code, in the format NNNNN-NN. Generally, the first five characters represent the Medical Benefits Schedule (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 - an alphabetic index to the ACHI Tabular List of Interventions that contains many more procedural terms than those appearing in the ACHI Tabular List.

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National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC) 2012. The Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) – Eighth Edition - Tabular list of interventions and Alphabetic index of interventions. Wollongong: NCCC, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong.

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ACHI was developed by the National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH) at the University of Sydney. 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.

In 2010, the National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC) at the University of Wollongong assumed responsibility for ACHI development and maintenance. NCCC developed the 2012 version of ACHI, released for implementation in 2013.

In 2013, the NCCH at the University of Sydney once again assumed responsibility for ACHI development and maintenance, as part of a consortium under the name of the Australian Centre for Classification Development (ACCD). The ACCD comprises the NCCH, the University of Western Sydney and KPMG.

From 1 July 2014, all ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and AR-DRG related products are available for purchase from the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA). For further information, contact the IHPA via the following email address:

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Supersedes Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 7th edition Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

Has been superseded by Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 9th edition Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/07/2017, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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Elective care type code N Health, Superseded 12/06/2015

Indicator procedure code NN Health, Standard 02/05/2013
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Not progressed 01/07/2016

Procedure code (ACHI 8th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 13/11/2014
Tasmanian Health, Archived 02/09/2016

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