Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG) classification Version 10.0

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released a consultation paper for the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG) classification Version 10.0 for public comment from Friday 11 May 2018 to 5pm (AEST) Friday 8 June 2018.

The AR DRG classification is an established classification used in all public and private hospitals in Australia to group admitted episodes of care into clinical and cost coherent groups.

The AR-DRG classification system is reviewed regularly to ensure it remains clinically relevant, maintains currency with clinical terminology and practice, and continues to be fit for purpose.

IHPA welcomes feedback on proposed changes to Version 10.0 of the AR-DRG classification, which is due for release in 2019.

IHPA will consider all submissions received during the public consultation process and incorporate them into the final AR-DRG Version 10.0, where appropriate.

The public consultation process demonstrates IHPA’s ongoing partnership with a broad range of stakeholders to improve the value of the public investment in hospital care.


Submitting comments

Digital and hard copy submissions are welcome. Submissions will be published in their original format on this page as soon as possible after they are received.

Digital submissions

Please forward digital submissions to submissions.ihpa [at] Preferred formats include .docx, .pdf and .rtf. If the content has been emailed to IHPA, the text of email submissions will be reproduced in Word format.

Hard copy submissions

Please forward hard copy submissions to:

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
PO Box 483
Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Handwritten submissions will be scanned into PDF documents and uploaded to this page.

If you need help, or have further questions about the AR-DRG Version 10.0 consultation paper or the submission process, please contact IHPA via email, enquiries.ihpa [at], or phone, +61 2 8215 1100.