Chronic conditions that are present on admission, however, the condition does not meet the criteria for clinical coding.
These codes (U78-U88) are for temporary use in Australia to generate data which will be utilised to review the coding of additional diagnoses.
Not all chronic conditions have been assigned a supplementary code.
For further information refer to the Australian Coding Standards (ACS) 0003 (Supplementary codes for chronic conditions).
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Australian Coding Standards (ACS) for ICD-10-AM (International statistical Classification of Diseases and related problems, tenth revision, Australian Modification) and ACHI (Australian Classification of Health Interventions)
Chronic condition; Diagnosis; ICD-10-AM codes; Morbidity codes