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Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups Version 10.0
The Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups ( AR-DRG) Version 10.0 was approved by the Pricing Authority in April 2019 and was implemented from 1 July 2020 to price episodes of admitted acute patient care.
The development process has used clinical input, statistical analysis and extensive consultation with clinicians, jurisdictions and other health sector stakeholders.
A major focus for this version was to review the complexity model, specifically the diagnosis exclusions, and its overall stability. Further detail on what was reviewed for AR-DRG Version 10.0 can be found in the Final Report.
AR-DRG Version 10.0 Final Report
AR-DRG Version 10.0 Technical Specifications
This document accompanies the AR-DRG Version 10.0 Final Report. It provides the methodology and technical specifications used in developing AR-DRG V10.0 including:
- data preparation and modification
- derivation of the Episode Clinical Complexity Score (ECCS)
- Adjacent Diagnosis Related Groups (ADRG) splitting review
- ADRG hierarchy review.
AR-DRG Version 10.0 Descriptions
The AR-DRG Version 10.0 descriptions provide a full listing of long and short descriptions for Major Diagnostic Categories, Adjacent Diagnosis Related Groups and Diagnosis Related Groups.
AR-DRG Version 10.0 Definitions manual appendices
This document provides an electronic version of the appendices in AR-DRG Version 10.0 Definitions Manual Volume Three, including:
- Appendix A: Diagnosis Code/MDC/ADRG Index
- Appendix B: Intervention Code/ MDC/ADRG Index
- Appendix C: Diagnosis Complexity Level Exclusions
- Appendix D: Age and Sex Conflicts
- Appendix E: General Interventions.
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 Version 4.2 (and any versions prior to this) will not be supported.
For further information, visit Cessation of support for old AR-DRG versions.
Below are the previous AR-DRG versions and their associated resources: