Development of the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG) V9.0

AR-DRG Version 9.0 Final Report

AR-DRG Version 9.0 was approved by the Pricing Authority in November 2016. Development of Version 9.0 was finalised following clinical and statistical analysis and in consultation with clinicians, jurisdictions and other health sector stakeholders. It will be used for pricing admitted acute episodes of care from 1 July 2018.

The AR-DRG Version 9.0 final report details the changes and rationale for the refinement process.

While AR-DRG Version 8.0 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 has focused on the adjacent DRG (ADRG) structure and the subdivision or ‘partitioning’ of ADRGs within MDCs. The AR-DRG Version 9.0 final report details the changes and rationale for the refinement process and the outcomes of the structural review of the classification.

AR-DRG Version 9.0 Descriptions

The AR-DRG Version 9.0 Descriptions provides a full listing of long and short descriptions for MDCs, ADRGs and DRGs.