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This report presents the results of phase one of the project to develop Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG)1 Version (V) 8.0. This phase focuses on the case complexity component of the classification that has not been reviewed for many years
ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Third Edition was implemented between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2004 for classifying episodes of admitted patient care across Australian hospital services. The Medicare Benefits Schedule – Extended was renamed as the Australian Classification of Health Interventions from the Third Edition.
The ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification system is comprised of the following classifications: