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ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS current edition
ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Eleventh Edition, implemented 1 July 2019, is the current edition used for classifying episodes of admitted patient care across Australian hospital services.
For current edition coronavirus classification resources access How to classify COVID-19.
National coding rules
Coding advice in the form of national coding rules are generally published every quarter. National coding rules are maintained on the Australian Classification Exchange (ACE) which has a list of current and updated coding rules.
- National coding rules (Effective 1 July 2020)
- National coding rules (Effective 1 April 2020)
- Coding Rule - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID) (Effective 1 January 2020; Updated 27 March 2020)
- Coding Rule - Valping-related disorder (Effective September 2019)
- Coding Rules Retired (as at 30 June 2019)
The documents that are updated for 1 October 2019 contain formatting changes for the purposes of integrating into ACE. This includes question/answer formatting, correction of code titles, expansion of abbreviations and the removal of retired coding query references.
The changes made to these documents are cosmetic and do not represent a change in coding advice. The advice related to Eleventh Edition ACS 0002 Additional diagnoses from FAQ Part 1 has been included in the retired coding rules.
Summary of changes
- Summary of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Eleventh Edition updates
- Reference to changes for Eleventh Edition
- ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Chronicle
- Note: The ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Chronicle is hosted on an external file sharing website, Box.com. Some firewalls and virtual private servers (VPS) may block access to this page. Please contact your organisation’s IT support for further information.
Below are a number of resources which are used to support the use of the Eleventh Edition.
- Learn about the use of the Eleventh Edition via the Australian Classification Exchange (ACE)
- FAQ Part 1 (Updated for 1 October 2019)*
- FAQ Part 2 (Effective 1 October 2019)
- Clarification on the application of ACS 1904 Prodedural complications (Updated 1 October 2019)*
Clinical updates have been developed for clinical coding education purposes and can be used over multiple editions, where appropriate. Previously the clinical updates were located under national coding rules but as they are for education purposes only, and do not contain rules for coding, they are now provided separately.
- Coding Matters Volumes 1-17 (1994-2010)
- Note: The archived volumes of Coding Matters is hosted on an external file sharing website, Box.com. Some firewalls and virtual private servers (VPS) may block access to this page. Please contact your organisation’s IT support for further information.
For access to mapping tables please visit the IHPA Mapping Tables page.
ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification system products
You can purchase the following products for the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification system and the AR-DRG classification system:
- ICD-10-AM Tabular List
- ICD-10-AM Alphabetic Index
- ACHI Tabular List
- ACHI Alphabetic Index
- Australian Coding Standards
- AR-DRG Definitions Manual
- Mapping tables between ICD-10-AM/ACHI editions
- Electronic Code Lists (ECLs)
No licence agreement is required to purchase ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification system or AR-DRG classification system products if you are located within Australia, however international users may be required to sign a licence agreement to use these products.
- For more information on which editions are available for purchase and information on licence agreements, please see Products and licences.