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Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 12th edition

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Metadata item type:Help on this termClassification Scheme
Synonymous names:Help on this termACHI 12th edn
METeOR identifier:Help on this term746653
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 20/10/2021
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Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) classifies surgical operations, procedures and other types of interventions performed for the purpose of investigating and/or remedying health state.

Classification structure:Help on this term

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.
• 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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Origin:Help on this term

IHPA (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) 2022. Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI). Sydney: IHPA.

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Supersedes Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 11th edition Health, Superseded 20/10/2021

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:Help on this term

Intervention code (ACHI 12th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Standard 20/10/2021

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