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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term676150
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/07/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Activity based funding: Mental health care National Best Endeavours Data Set (ABF MHC NBEDS) defines 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 NBEDS 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. This also includes all in-scope services contracted by a public hospital, Local Hospital Network or jurisdiction regardless of the physical location of the contracting public hospital, Local Hospital Network or jurisdiction, or the location where the services are delivered. The ABF MHC NBEDS is intended to capture instances of service provision from the point of view of the patient.

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

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Episodes of mental health care

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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 term01/07/2018
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2019
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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 NBEDS 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 National Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs) and NBEDSs

Admitted patient care NMDS

Community mental health care NMDS

Mental health establishments NMDS

Non-admitted patient NBEDS

Residential mental health care NMDS

Glossary items

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

Activity based funding

Admission

Admitted patient mental health care service

Ambulatory care

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

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Has been superseded by Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Candidate 17/12/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 13/06/2018

See also Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 17/07/2018

See also Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Community mental health care NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

See also Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018

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-Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 10th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Conditional99
-Episode of care—FIHS psychosocial complications indicator, yes/no/unknown/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional7
-Episode of care—mental health phase of care end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory99
-Episode of care—mental health phase of care start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory99
-Episode of care—mental health phase of care, code NMandatory99
-Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 10th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of mental health care—episode end mode, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Episode of mental health care—episode start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of mental health care—episode start mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of mental health care—identifier, X[X(79)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNNMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Mental health phase of care—number of leave days, total N[NN]Mandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)Mandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2016) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—level of difficulty with activities in a life area, Abbreviated Life Skills Profile score code NConditional16
-Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code NConditional4
-Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Children's Global Assessment Scale score code N[NN]Conditional1
-Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code NConditional24
-Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents score code NConditional30
-Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale score code NConditional24
-Person—marital status, code NMandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code XMandatory1
-Person—unit identifier type, mental health organisation type code NNMandatory1
-Service contact—episode of care setting, code NConditional1
-Service contact—group session indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
-Service contact—patient/client participation indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
-Service contact—service date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation identifier, XXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residential service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residential service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—target population group, code NConditional1
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