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.


NCCC Website – Information Portal

The NCCC Information Portal (NIP) is a web-based information system that will allow you to:

  • Submit public submissions for ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS or AR-DRG
  • Submit query requests
  • Register for NCCC events
  • Subscribe to NCCC correspondence list
  • Maintain your contact details
  • Download papers for NCCC committees, which you are a member of
  • Download software, products and information. 

 Click on link to website.


ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Education 

Education for users of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS focuses on the changes made to create the new edition. The NCCC will run an education program to coincide with the release of the 2012 AR-DRG Classification system in early 2013.

The ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition education material prepared by the NCCH can be downloaded here.

ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition Pre-Education Material.  Link

ICD-A0-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition Education Workbook.  Link

ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition  Education Workbook Answers.  Link


ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition – Summary of major changes

Statistics regarding the number of new and deleted codes and a summary of the major changes in ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition were detailed by the National Centre for Classification in Health, University of Sydney.  A copy of the article is available here


ICD-10-AM Mapping Tables

The term mapping refers to the process of linking or associating concepts from one system to concepts in another system. Mapping tables are useful if data are recorded in one classification but need to be reported in another. They are also useful for determining the comparability of two classifications. In this case, the tables highlight differences between different versions of a classification, such as: deleted codes, new codes, expanded or more specific codes.

The terms source code (or classification) and target code (or classification) are used to describe which classification we are mapping from and to. For example, in the case where ICD-10-AM First Edition is being mapped to ICD-10-AM Second Edition, we refer to the ICD-10-AM First Edition codes as being the source codes and the ICD-10-AM Second Edition codes as being the target codes.  Mapping talbles are available via this link to NCCC website.


ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition Errata

If you have purchased ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Seventh Edition please update your classification manuals with Errata 1, June 2010 and Errata 2, October 2010.

Four different versions of Errata for Seventh edition ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS are now available: Click here for link to NCCC website.


Link  for Seventh edition ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS publication from NCCC.


Frequently Asked Questions from the Seventh edition ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Education Workshopssession – NCCC link to publication.

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