Electronic Code List (ECL) licence agreement

Parties wishing to obtain any of the Electronic code lists (ECLs) are required to enter into a licence agreement with IHPA. This agreement sets the terms and conditions for the use of the ECLs.

ECLs are usually used in the development of software, or are integrated into existing patient billing tools and other software using the ICD-10-AM/ACHI codes for private or commercial purposes. A full list of available ECLs material is available on the Products page.

Three types of ECL licences are available:

  • Organisational: Entities intending to use ECLs to incorporate into or update local internal systems. Entities must be located in licenced countries and may only access ECLs up to and including the edition for which their country is licenced.
  • Charity/Not-for-profit: Entities must be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Eligible entities may obtain ECLs free of charge for use within Australia only.
  • Research/Academic: Research and academic institutions intending to use ECLs in the undertaking of relevant research may obtain ECLs free of charge.

Applying for a licence

Applications for an Electronic Code List (ECL) licence agreement must be made via the AR-DRG Classification System Product Sales website. Licences are only available to parties that have already obtained a Software developer licence agreement, or that are operating in countries which hold a Country licence.


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