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This document provides the technical specifications for how the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) developed the Activity Based Funding (ABF) models for the service streams to be funded for the National Efficient Price (NEP) and the National Efficient Cost (NEC) Determinations for 2016-17.
This document was produced as an accompaniment to the NEP13 and NEC13 Determinations. It provides the technical specifications for how IHPA developed the ABF models for the service streams to be funded on this basis from 1 July 2012, and provides guidance to hospitals, Local Health Networks (LHN) and state and territory health authorities on how to apply these to hospital activity.
ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Fourth Edition was implemented between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2006 for classifying episodes of admitted patient care across Australian hospital services.
The ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification system is comprised of the following classifications: