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Action Planning for DRG8 - 21 July


Thursday, 21 July 2016 - Thursday, 21 July 2016

Meeting Code

Vibe Savoy
630 Little Collins St

Would you like more information?
Aman Dayal
[email protected]

The Health Roundtable is convening a special workshop at the Vibe Savoy in Melbourne to assist member organisations in understanding the changes underlying the DRG 8 system.  DRG 8 has a new way of determining the complexity of an episode within a DRG family, which means that approximately one third of your episodes will be reclassified up or down in the new system, compared to DRG 7.  

The purpose of the workshop is :
  • to provide training on the DRG 8 system and its impact on your inpatient activity
  • to learn how member health services and their state governments are adapting to the new system
  • to identify further collaborative approaches to ensure consistent coding of inpatient episodes

Who Should Participate?  
We encourage each health service to send one delegate with expertise in inpatient coding and classification to the special workshop.  Each delegate will be expected to bring a laptop computer to review the special reports that will be created and circulated to each participating health service.  

The cost for this special one-day workshop will be $895 per delegate plus GST, which includes a customised Excel workbook for one facility including an Episode Viewer to understand the impact of the individual diagnosis codes where a DRG change has occurred.  
Reports for additional facilities can be purchased at $500 each plus GST - please send an email to  

This meeting is limited to 1 attendee per organisation, and maximum of 50.



Thursday 21st July 2016

8:30 – 9:00

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9:00 - 9:15

Introduction and overview

9:15 – 10:30

What is Different about DRG8?

How will your Health Services be impacted?
Overview from HRT

10:30  - 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 – 12.30

Drill down to key areas of concern
Workshop, drill down into your own workbook, using case studies

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 3:00pm

What actions are underway in each State Jurisdiction?
Hospitals from QLD, VIC and NSW share how they are approaching changes to the DRG version

3:00 - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:30pm

Possible next steps:
Group discussion
- Coding Integrity Audits
- Collaboration Network

4:30 PM

 Workshop ends

Reports for additional facilities can be purchased at $500 each plus GST - please send an email to [email protected]

This meeting is limited to 1 attendee per organisation, and maximum of 50.

Accommodation & Travel/Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

The meeting will be taking place at Vibe Savoy Hotel located at 630 Little Collins St, Melbourne.

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You can find details at:
Email: [email protected] or by calling (03) 9622 8888