Overview of  ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS

The ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS is the system used to code inpatient episodes of care in Australian hospitals. More specifically,

  • ICD-10-AM (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification) is used to code diseases and problems,
  • ACHI (Australian Classification of Health Interventions) is used to code procedures and interventions, and
  • ACS (Australian Coding Standards) is used as a supplement to ICD-10-AM and ACHI to assist Clinical Coders in the use of the classifications.

The National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC) was funded by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing to support the Seventh Edition of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and the develop the Eighth Edition of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS implemented on 1 July 2013.

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2013