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Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term613880
Registration status:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:Help on this term

The purpose of the Activity based funding: Mental health care data set specification (ABF MHC DSS) is to collect information about patients receiving mental health care, funded by states and territories, that is associated with Australian public hospitals.

Mental health care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improvement in the symptoms and/or psychosocial, environmental and physical functioning related to a patient’s mental disorder. Mental health care:

  • is delivered under the management of, or regularly informed by, a clinician with specialised expertise in mental health;
  • is evidenced by an individualised formal mental health assessment and the implementation of a documented mental health plan; and
  • may include significant psychosocial components, including family and carer support.

This includes services provided as assessment only activities.

The scope of the ABF MHC DSS is mental health care provided by services that are in-scope public hospital services under the National Health Reform Agreement 2011. This includes care delivered by specialised mental health services, public hospitals, Local Hospital Networks and non-government organisations (NGOs) managed or funded by state or territory health authorities.

Mental health care provided by services which are not in-scope public hospital services under the National Health Reform Agreement 2011 can also be reported.

Mental health care services that are considered in-scope may take place in admitted, ambulatory, emergency department or residential settings.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termEpisodes of mental health care
Collection methods:Help on this term

Data are collected at each hospital from patient administrative, financial and other systems. Hospitals forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly).

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority for national collation, on a six monthly basis. Only episodes which have a formal or statistical discharge at the end of a reference period should be reported.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2016
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2017
Comments:Help on this term

Whilst it is recognised that there may be activity undertaken by non-specialised ambulatory health services that meet the definition of mental health care, it is also acknowledged that jurisdictional system capabilities may prevent this activity being reported through this data set.

While the DSS provides guidance on the circumstances in which clinical measures should be reported for specific age groups, it is noted it is a clinical decision as to the most appropriate measure to be used for a particular patient.

Scope links with other NMDSs and DSSs

Admitted patient care NMDS

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS

Community mental health care NMDS

Mental health establishments NMDS

Non-admitted patient DSS

Residential mental health care NMDS

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are included here:

Activity based funding

Admitted patient mental health care service

Admission

Ambulatory care

Ambulatory mental health care service

Episode of residential care end

Episode of residential care start

Local Hospital Network

Mental health care

Mental health phase of care

Resident

Residential mental health care service

Separation

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2015-16 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014

Has been superseded by Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 09/09/2015

See also Community mental health care NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

See also Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 10/09/2015

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
2Person—sex, code NMandatory1
3Person—marital status, code NMandatory1
4Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
5Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNNMandatory1
6Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNMandatory1
7Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
8Person—identifier type, mental health organisation type code NMandatory1
9Patient—first episode of mental health care at a mental health service organisation, code NMandatory1
10Episode of mental health care—identifier, X[X(79)]Mandatory1
11Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
12Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNNMandatory1
13Establishment—region identifier, X[X]Mandatory1
14Establishment—region name, text XXX[X(57)]Mandatory1
15Establishment—sector, code NMandatory1
16Establishment—service unit cluster identifier, XXXXXMandatory1
17Establishment—service unit cluster name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
18Hospital—hospital identifier, XXXXXMandatory1
19Hospital—hospital name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
20Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation identifier, XXXXMandatory1
21Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
22Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
23Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
24Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
25Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
26Specialised mental health service—residential service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
27Specialised mental health service—residential service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
28Episode of mental health care—episode start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
29Episode of mental health care—episode start mode, code NMandatory1
30Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
31Episode of mental health care—episode end mode, code NNMandatory1
33Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 9th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
34Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 9th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Conditional1
35Episode of care—mental health care phase, code NMandatory99
36Episode of care—mental health phase of care start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory99
37Episode of care—mental health phase of care end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory99
38Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents score code NConditional30
39Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale score code NConditional24
40Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code NConditional24
41Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Children's Global Assessment Scale score code N[NN]Conditional1
42Episode of care—psychosocial complications indicator, yes/no code NConditional7
43Person—level of difficulty with activities in a life area, Abbreviated Life Skills Profile score code NConditional16
44Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code NConditional4
45Mental health phase of care—number of leave days, N[NN]Conditional1
46Service contact—service date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
47Service contact—patient location, code NMandatory1
48Service contact—patient/client participation indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
49Service contact—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
50Specialised mental health service—target population group, code NConditional1
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