Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type: Classification Scheme
Synonymous names: ACHI 7th edn
METeOR identifier: 391343
Registration status: Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

The National Centre for Classification in Health classification of health interventions.

Classification structure:

ACHI is comprised of:
• Tabular List of Interventions - contains seven character code in the format xxxxx-xx. Generally, the first five characters represent the MBS item number and the last two characters are allocated for each procedural concept derived from the MBS item description. Two appendices are specified: Mapping table; and ACHI codes listed in numerical order.
• Alphabetic Index of Interventions - is an alphabetic index to the ACHI Tabular List of Interventions that contains many more procedural terms than those appearing in the ACHI Tabular List.

Source and reference attributes


National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH) 2010. The Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) – Seventh Edition - Tabular list of interventions and Alphabetic index of interventions. Sydney: NCCH, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.

ACHI 7th edition is available for purchase from the National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC). Please see the following link for product information

Revision status: ACHI was developed by the National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH). During the development, the NCCH was advised by members of the NCCH Coding Standards Advisory Committee (CSAC) and the Clinical Classification and Coding Groups (CCCG), consisting of expert clinical coders and clinicians nominated by the Clinical Casemix Committee of Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 6th edition Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Has been superseded by Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 8th edition Health, Superseded 03/12/2014, Tasmanian Health, Final 01/07/2014

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:

Elective care type code N Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

Indicator procedure code NN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013
National Health Performance Authority, Standard 28/05/2014

Procedure code (ACHI 7th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013
National Health Performance Authority, Standard 07/11/2013

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