Clinical Coding Resources

We’ve put together a quick reference to clinical coding resources including ICD-10-AM/ACHI-ACS coding books, online coding reference tools and state-based coding rules.

Clinical coding resourcesICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Classification Books

The Manuals, or classification books, for the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS classification systems include:

  • ICD-10-AM Tabular List
  • ICD-10-AM Alphabetic Index
  • ACHI Tabular List
  • ACHI Alphabetic Index
  • Australian Coding Standards

Hard copy coding books can be purchased online from the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA).

Alternatively, you can use a digital coding reference resource, such as TurboCoder.

National Coding Rules

Coding advice in the form of national coding rules are generally published by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) every quarter. National coding rules are maintained on the Australian Classification Exchange (ACE) which has a list of current and updated coding rules.

State-based Coding Advice

Did you know that there is some state-based coding advice for things such as sequencing, condition onset flags, morphology codes, external cause codes and more. We recommend you refer to the coding advice that applies for your state.

Queensland Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC) Manual See Chapter 9: Morbidity Details
South Australia Email for a copy of the SA Morbidity Coding Standards and Guidelines (Inpatients) Manual
Victoria Victorian additions to Australian Coding Standards
Western Australia Western Australian Coding Rules

Clinical Coding Education

If you or your coding staff need some further education on clinical coding or the application of coding standards, check out Resolutions’ coding education options and our Day Hospital Coding Course.