Clinic—non-admitted service type, code (Tier 2 v4.1) NN.NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Clinic NHCDC Tier 2 code
METeOR identifier:662415
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

The predominant specialisation of the clinic that provides a non-admitted service to a patient in a non-admitted setting, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Clinic—non-admitted service type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services classification (version 4.1)
Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:4

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The code set is based on the list and definitions outlined in the document: Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Definitions Manual (version 4.1).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority


Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 2015. Tier 2 Non-Admitted Services Definitions Manual. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Sydney. Viewed 18 September 2015,

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data item is mandatory for national reporting in the:

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2016-17

Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2016-17

Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate NBEDS 2016-17

It is reported nationally using the data element:

Non-admitted patient service event—non-admitted service type, code (Tier 2 v4.1) NN.NN

The locally reported Clinic NHCDC Tier 2 code has the synonymous name CLI_NHCDC_TYPE_CODE.

The nationally reported version has the synonymous name TIER_2_CLINIC_TYPE.


Collection methods:

The Tier 2 code (v4.1) is recorded in the NAPAAWL DC without the decimal point and has the format NNNN.


This data element is used to determine which appointment records will be reported to the Commonwealth as a non-admitted patient service event.

The following Tier 2 codes are out of the scope of a non-admitted patient service event for national reporting:

Clinic NHCDC Tier 2 (NAPAAWL codes)

20.06 General Practice and Primary Care

30.01 General Imaging

30.02 Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI)

30.03 Computerised Tomography (CT)

30.04 Nuclear Medicine

30.05 Pathology (Microbiology, Haematology, Biochemistry)

30.06 Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

30.07 Mammography Screening

30.08 Clinical Measurement

40.02 Aged Care Assessment

40.08 Primary Health Care

40.27 Family Planning

40.29 Psychology

40.33 General Counselling


This data element is also used to derive the mental health indicator. Appointments with a NHCDC Tier 2 code of  20.45 (Psychiatry), 20.50 (Psychogeriatric), 40.29 (Psychology) or 40.34 (Specialist Mental Health) will be assigned a value of Y (Yes) for the mental health indicator and will be excluded from reports of non-admitted activity.


All other NHCDC Tier 2 codes are not classified as a specialised mental health service although an appointment may still be assigned a value of Y (Yes) for the mental health indicator on the basis of the clinic category code or NHCDC Tier 2 code.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Is used in the formation of Appointment—mental health indicator, (derived) yes/no code A WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

Supersedes Clinic—non-admitted service type, code (Tier 2 v3.0) NN.NN WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

See also Non-admitted patient service event—non-admitted service type, code (Tier 2 v4.1) NN.NN Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Archived 11/05/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017

DSS specific attributes +