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Correspondence

Correspondence • 1 July 1992 is still the scheduled date for introduction project will be evaluated after August 1992. ACC cases of a national grouper. account for only around 1% of inpatient episodes but this pilot should provide useful experience in the • A decision is yet to be made on which grouper. practicalities of casemix payment. I hope Victorian • The Commonwealth Department of Health, Com­ MRAs will share with other States their problems and munity Services and Housing is setting up a number of working groups to handle the various aspects of solutions over coming issues. implementation. One group will look at Coding and Abstracting. ICD-IO • State health authorities and other health organisations Australia could not adopt ICD-10 for morbidity have been asked to establish appropriate structures coding in 1993 (the date of official introduction to handle implementation matters. worldwide) because there is no procedure coding At time of preparing this column, I am unsure what volume and Australia's selection of coding system must edition oflCD-9-CM will match the planned grouper but take into account the availability of casemix software. at least one organisation is investigating the possibility However, we all need to be aware of ICD-10 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

Correspondence

Australian Medical Record Journal , Volume 21 (4): 2 – Dec 1, 1991

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1991 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
ISSN
0817-3907
eISSN
1833-3575
DOI
10.1177/183335839102100415
Publisher site
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Abstract

• 1 July 1992 is still the scheduled date for introduction project will be evaluated after August 1992. ACC cases of a national grouper. account for only around 1% of inpatient episodes but this pilot should provide useful experience in the • A decision is yet to be made on which grouper. practicalities of casemix payment. I hope Victorian • The Commonwealth Department of Health, Com­ MRAs will share with other States their problems and munity Services and Housing is setting up a number of working groups to handle the various aspects of solutions over coming issues. implementation. One group will look at Coding and Abstracting. ICD-IO • State health authorities and other health organisations Australia could not adopt ICD-10 for morbidity have been asked to establish appropriate structures coding in 1993 (the date of official introduction to handle implementation matters. worldwide) because there is no procedure coding At time of preparing this column, I am unsure what volume and Australia's selection of coding system must edition oflCD-9-CM will match the planned grouper but take into account the availability of casemix software. at least one organisation is investigating the possibility However, we all need to be aware of ICD-10

Journal

Australian Medical Record JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1991

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