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Products and licences

IHPA publishes a number of products for the AR-DRG and ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification systems in the form of books, mapping tables and electronic code lists. The purchase and delivery of these products is managed by Lane Print.

A list of the products and prices are available on the Lane Print website as well as Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact information

All enquiries regarding licences should be made via the contact information below.

Email: Classification.Licensing [at] ihpa.gov.au 
Phone: +61 2 8215 1100

 

Classification books

The Manuals, or classification books, for the classification systems include:

  • ICD-10-AM Tabular List
  • ICD-10-AM Alphabetic Index
  • ACHI Tabular List
  • ACHI Alphabetic Index
  • Australian Coding Standards

There are no restrictions for purchasing the books if you are located within Australia. Purchasing the classification books can be done by applying for a Professional account through the Lane Print website.

Any students that are enrolled in an Australian clinical coding or health information management course that require the use of the Manuals are eligible for a discount. These discounts are accessed by applying for a Student account through the Lane Print website.

Users from countries that have a licence agreement with IHPA are able to purchase the classification books by applying for a Professional account through the Lane Print website.

Electronic Code Lists

Electronic Code Lists (ECLs) are electronic files that are used in the development of software or are integrated into existing patient software using the ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes for private or commercial purposes. 

The products available under an ECL licence include:

  • ICD-10-AM ECLs
  • ACHI ECLs

In addition to the cost of the ECL, licence fees are applicable when purchasing the ECL products and vary in price depending on the user group. 

Entities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission are eligible for a free licence when used in Australia. 

Research and academic institutions intending to use electronic resources for relevant research may also obtain a free licence.

Below is a table that outlines the different licence types and prices (excluding GST) for the ECLs:

User group Licence agreement Licence fee  Code List fee per ECL
Organisation (access by 1-20 users) ECL Nil $500
Organisation (access by 20+ users) ECL Nil $1,000
Software vendor (small business entity) Software developer $2,000 $2,000
Software vendor (non-small business entity) Software developer $11,250 $2,000
Researcher / Academic ECL (Researcher) N/A N/A
Registered entity of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ECL (Charity/Not-for-profit) N/A N/A

For further information on which editions of the ECLs are available, or to apply for a licence agreement, please visit the Lane Print website.

International users

Countries wishing to use the AR-DRG or ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification systems or products are required to enter into a licence agreement with IHPA. 

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.

Components available to licensees via the licence agreement include grouper software, training and user documentation. There are two types of agreements for country licences:

  • Use only – the licenced country has the right to implement the System within its territories without modification.
  • Develop – the licenced country has the right to use the products as a base, with the option of further developing aspects to accommodate the local system.

Formal requests for a country licence agreement, including the free 12 month trial, must be made by emailing theclassification.licensing [at] ihpa.gov.au ( Licensing team).

Current country licence agreement holders

Country

AR-DRG Version

ICD-10-AM / ACHI / ACS Edition

Purchased right

Date of expiry

Bahrain*

Version 8.0

Ninth Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Version 5.2

Fifth Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Bulgaria

Version 6.0

Seventh Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Ireland*

Version 10.0

Eleventh Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Lithuania

Version 8.0

Ninth Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Macedonia*

Version 5.2

Fifth Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Moldova

Version 6.0

Seventh Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

New Zealand*

Version 10.0

Eleventh Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Montenegro

Version 6.0

Seventh Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Qatar*

Version 10.0

Eleventh Edition

Right to use

Indefinite

Saudi Arabia*

Version 9.0

Tenth Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Serbia

Version 6.0

Sixth Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Singapore*

Version 6.0

Sixth Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Slovenia

Version 6.0

Sixth Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Tonga

Version 10.0

Eleventh Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Tuvalu

Version 10.0

Eleventh Edition

Use Only

Indefinite

Turkey

Version 6.0

Seventh Edition

Develop

Indefinite

Ukraine

Version 9.0

Tenth Edition

Develop

Indefinite

*Licence agreements with these countries require Commercial authorisation for software distributors within that country. Please contact the classification.licensing [at] ihpa.gov.au (Licensing team) for assistance in seeking this authorisation.

Previous country licence agreement holders

Countries with expired licence agreements are detailed below.

Country

AR-DRG Version

ICD-10-AM / ACHI / ACS Edition

Purchased right

Date of expiry

Costa Rica

Version 4.2

 

 

02/02/2004

Croatia

Version 5.2

Fifth Edition

Develop

19/06/2012

Czech Republic

Version 6.0

Sixth Edition

Evaluation

18/09/2010

Denmark

DRG Toolkit

 

 

01/01/2001

Fiji

 -

Third Edition

Develop

23/02/2011

Germany

Version 4.1

First Edition

Develop

02/11/2005

Hungary

Version 7.0

Eighth Edition

Evaluation

25/09/2014

Iran

Version 9.0

Tenth Edition

Evaluation

29/04/2020

Malaysia

Version 5.0

Third Edition

Evaluation

31/08/2003

Philippines

Version 6.0

Seventh Edition

Evaluation

13/02/2013

Romania

Version 5.0

Third Edition

Develop

29/07/2010

Samoa

 -

Third Edition

Develop

23/02/2011

Solomon Islands

-

Third Edition

Develop

23/02/2011

South Africa

Version 5.2

Fifth Edition

Evaluation

19/01/2008

Switzerland

Version 4.1

Fourth Edition

Evaluation

31/12/2006

Tonga

 -

Third Edition

Develop

23/02/2011

United Kingdom

Version 6.0

Sixth Edition

Evaluation

09/02/2010

External software vendors

AR-DRG grouper software

Certified AR-DRG grouper software is available from the following external vendors. Please note that the certification of AR-DRG grouper software validates accuracy of the grouping results only. Other functions developed by software vendors within or associated with AR-DRG grouper software are not certified or endorsed by IHPA. For further information on the products and editions that are available and certified, please contact the vendor.

ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS coding look-up tools/eBooks

The following external vendors are licensed to provide ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS coding look up tools. Any additional functions a vendor chooses to include are not endorsed by IHPA. For further information on the products and editions that are available, please contact the vendor.

Contact information

All enquiries regarding licences should be made via the contact information below.

Email: Classification.Licensing [at] ihpa.gov.au 
Phone: +61 2 8215 1100