FAQs - What is ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS?

  • The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for worldwide use in translating the narrative descriptions of diseases, injuries and procedures contained in medical records into alphanumeric codes
  • In Australia the classification system is ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS (International Classification of Diseases 10th revision Australian Modification Australian Classification of Health Interventions and Australian Coding Standards)
  • The National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC) is the Australian body which prepares, updates and publishes new editions of the coding volumes in book and electronic format