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Episode of care—source of funding, patient funding source code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFunding source for hospital patient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term679815
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The source of funds for an admitted patient episode or non-admitted patient service event, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Admitted patient care.

Hospital non-admitted patient care.

Data Element Concept:Episode of care—source of funding

Value domain attributes

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 Schedule
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
Supplementary values:Help on this term
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 a public patient in 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 Schedule

Medicare eligible patients in scope of collection 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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The source of funding should be assigned based on a best estimate of where the majority of funds come from, except for private health insurance, which should be assigned wherever there is a private health insurance contribution to the cost. This data element is not designed to capture information on out-of-pocket expenses to patients (for example, fees only partly covered by the Medicare Benefits Schedule).

If a charge is raised for accommodation or facility fees for the episode/service event, the intent of this data element is to collect information on who is expected to pay, provided that the charge would cover most of the expenditure that would be estimated for the episode/service event. If the charge raised would cover less than half of the expenditure, then the funding source that represents the majority of the expenditure should be reported.

If there is an expected funding source followed by a finalised actual funding source (for example, in relation to compensation claims), then the actual funding source known at the end of the reporting period should be recorded.

The expected funding source should be reported if the fee has not been paid but is not to be waived.

The major source of funding should be reported for nursing-home type patients.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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See also Appointment—principal source of funding, patient funding source code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

Supersedes Episode of care—source of funding, patient funding source code NN Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 30/06/2019

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Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 30/06/2019

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019

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Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

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Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

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