Country licence agreement

Countries wishing to use the AR‑DRG classification system are required to enter into a licence agreement with IHPA. This agreement provides the licenced country the right to implement the System within its territories without modification, or use it as a base to develop its own local system. Components available to licencees via the licence agreement include: grouper software, training and user documentation.

Before acquiring a licence, countries are encouraged to first trial the system for a period of up to twelve months (countries currently trialling a licence are detailed at Table 2). This trial is free of charge, and the participant must enter into a Deed of Confidentiality in order to take part. For more information about the free trial, contact the licencing team.

Applying for a licence

Country licence agreements are strictly government-to-government. As such, IHPA will only sign licence agreements with government agencies, and financial quotes or payments will only be communicated to and accepted from government agencies. Organisations that are not a government agency require a letter of authorisation from a government agency to act on its behalf in discussing Country licence agreements.

Formal requests for a Country licence agreement must be made in writing via email.

Table 1: Country licence agreement holders

Country

AR-DRG version

ICD-10-AM edition

Purchased right

Expiry date

Commercial authorisation required*

Bahrain

Version 8.0

9th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Y

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Version 5.2

5th Edition

Develop

Indefinite

N

Bulgaria

Version 6.0

7th Edition

Develop

Indefinite

N

Ireland

Version 8.0

8th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Y

Lithuania

Version 8.0

9th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

N

Macedonia

Version 5.2

5th Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Y

Moldova

Version 6.0

7th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

N

New Zealand

Version 7.0

8th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

N

Montenegro

Version 6.0

7th Edition

Develop

Indefinite

N

Qatar

Version 6.0

7th Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Y

Saudi Arabia

Version 6.0

6th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Y

Serbia

Version 6.0

6th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

N

Singapore

Version 6.0

6th Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Y

Slovenia

Version 6.0

6th Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

N

Turkey

Version 6.0

7th Edition

Develop

Indefinite

N

*Commercial authorisation required: Please contact the licencing team for assistance in seeking this authorisation.

Table 2: Countries currently evaluating the system

Country

AR-DRG version

ICD-10-AM edition

Purchased right

Date of expiry

Georgia

Version 8.0

9th Edition

Evaluation

01/08/2017

Iran

Version 9.0

10th Edition

Evaluation

31/01/2018

New Zealand* Version 9.0 10th Edition Evaluation 31/08/2018

Ukraine

Version 9.0

10th Edition

Evaluation

21/12/2017

*New Zealand is currently undertaking an evaluation of AR-DRG Version 9.0. For day to day coding work New Zealand will continue to use AR-DRG Version 7.0, which includes the use of 8th Edition ICD-10-AM and ACHI ECLs.

Table 3: Countries previously licenced

Country

AR-DRG version

ICD-10-AM edition

Purchased right

Date of expiry

Costa Rica

Version 4.2

   

02/02/2004

Croatia

Version 5.2

5th Edition

Develop

19/06/2012

Czech Republic

Version 6.0

6th Edition

Evaluation

18/09/2010

Denmark

Toolkit

   

01/01/2001

Fiji

 

3rd Edition

Develop

23/02/2011

Germany

Version 4.1

1st Edition

Develop

02/11/2005

Hungary

Version 7.0

8th Edition

Evaluation

25/09/2014

Malaysia

Version 5.0

3rd Edition

Evaluation

31/08/2003

Philippines

Version 6.0

7th Edition

Evaluation

13/02/2013

Romania

Version 5.0

3rd Edition

Develop

29/07/2010

Samoa

 

3rd Edition

Develop

23/02/2011

Solomon Islands

3rd Edition

Develop

 

23/02/2011

South Africa

Version 5.2

5th Edition

Evaluation

19/01/2008

Switzerland

Version 4.1

4th Edition

Evaluation

31/12/2006

Tonga

 

3rd Edition

Develop

23/02/2011

United Kingdom

Version 6.0

6th Edition

Evaluation

09/02/2010

 


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