Coding Interests

Coding Workforce Shortfall Report November 2010 (AIHW)

Concern about the shortfall in the coding workforce in Australia has been raised in a number of national fora. This report seeks to quantify the scope of the existing shortfall, to project future numbers required to cover increasing demands, and to provide a consolidated set of recommendations to address the issues identified. For the purposes of this report, the coding workforce has been described as comprising Health Information Managers, Clinical Coders and Costing Specialists.

Click on  link to go to report.


NCCH/ACCD Website & Classification Information Portal (CLIP)

The National Centre for Classification in Health at The University of Sydney, leads the Australian Consortium for Classification Development (ACCD), in collaboration with Western Sydney University, in the development of the Eleventh Edition of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS. After a strategic decision made by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) to undertake the development of all Activity Based Funding (ABF) classifications in house, development work for AR-DRG Version 10 is now being undertaken by IHPA. The ACCD Website and Classification Information Portal (CLIP) will continue to be used for information/communication related to both ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and AR-DRGs.

From the ACCD website, you can:

Also follow the link on the ACCD website, to access the ACCD Classification Information Portal (CLIP).  This is a web-based information system that will allow you, after registering to:

  • Lodge and view public submissions for ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS or AR-DRG
  • Manage your contact details
  • View (and print) online Coding Rules and Clinical Updates

It is important to register and keep your contact details up to date in CLIP in order to receive ongoing communication from ACCD.


Purchase of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and AR-DRG Related Products

Please visit the IHPA Product Sales website:

See also their Frequently Asked Questions page.

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