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Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG) previous versions

IHPA in consultation with its stakeholders, has advised on the timeline for the phasing out of the support for older versions of the AR-DRG classification in use in Australia. From 1 July 2019 AR-DRG V4.2 (and any versions prior to this) will not be supported. 

For further information, visit Cessation of support for old AR-DRG versions.

Previous versions of the AR-DRGs are provided below for reference purposes. 

AR-DRG Version 9.0

AR-DRG Version 9.0 Final Report

AR-DRG Version 9.0 (V9.0) was approved by the Pricing Authority in November 2016. It has been used to price admitted acute episodes of care from 1 July 2018.
The development process has used clinical input, statistical analysis and extensive consultation with clinicians, jurisdictions and other health sector stakeholders. 

The AR-DRG V9.0 Final Report details the changes and rationale for the refinement process.

While AR-DRG Version 8.0 (V8.0) contained significant revision and development of the classification in terms of a major review and update of the complexity model the revision work for AR-DRG V9.0 focused on the Adjacent Diagnosis Related Group (ADRG) structure and the subdivision or ‘partitioning’ of ADRGs within Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs). 

The AR-DRG V9.0 Descriptions provides a full listing of long and short descriptions for MDCs, ADRGs and Diagnosis Related Groups.

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