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CCHI vs CCI[edit]

Hi all, what about the procedure coding used in China. They are currently using the one called Chinese Classification of Health Interventions (CCHI). Canadian Classification of Health Interventions is actually called CCI. It replaces the Canadian Classification of Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Surgical Procedures (CCP) and the intervention portion of ICD-9-CM in Canada. ChaoDOU (talk) 22:52, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi, ChaoDOU. As part of assignment requirements, I am responsible for peer reviewing your Wikipedia article.

After checked your editing to the article, I can see your editing is focusing on part 4 - Clinical Coding in Australia. And the editing is trying to explain the clinical coding from basic.

It is a very good idea of adding clinical coding example in pratice use. And you did give a good reference about the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI), Australian Coding Standards (ACS).

But I still have some suggestions. I think you can do some tailor on your editing. Get rid of the redundant explanation of basic concepts like What is clinical coding. Because this part has been well explained by previous sections. Focus on the implementation part of clinical coding in Australia such as standards in use, new improvements or future trending. It will be a better choice.

Yingping Xu (talk) 11:07, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Feedback on Clinical Coding in Australia[edit]

Hi, ChaoDOU, thanks for your contribution of Medical classification. Your idea and editing are excellent. This part provide the information of Medical classification from the application aspect. This is a straightforward and concrete angle for readers, especially for learners. However, as a reader, I also want to know extended information related to Medical classification, like related organizations in each country, the comparison of ICD-9 and ICD-10, the development of Medical classification in each country, etc. Anyway, your clear and easy-to-understand supplementary provokes my interests of Medical classification. Thanks for your contribution. Fan Zhang-IHC (talk) 13:35, 19 May 2013 (UTC)


What about BNO (BNO-10), the classification system coming from Bertillon, which is used in Hungary for example? SyP 05:04, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind, it's ICD. SyP 05:06, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Missing APC[edit]

I am only a very basic layman with medical coding, but this list needs (and Wikipedia needs an article) on Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APC), often used in such situations as "APC Hospital Outpatient" or similar designation. --Bobak 16:28, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

link added[edit]

link added Guptan99 (talk) 16:14, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Case Mix Index[edit]

In the discussion of Case Mix Index (CMI) there is a statement that cost is calculated by using CMI. The example says that if the average cost for a patint is $1000 and the CMI is .80 then the cost is $1000/.80 or $1250. Likewise if the CMI is 1.25 and the cost is $1000 then the cost is $800. Correct me if I am wrong but CMI relates to severity of illness, so if the CMI goes up why would cost go down? Likewise for the CMI going down. Cost is directly affected by the rise and fall of CMI not the opposite. Please tell me if I am wrong. Thanks, Dale Walker

Agree with proposed merger[edit]

It has been proposed the articles clinical coder and medical coder be merged with this article on medical classification. I agree there is much duplication. Some parts related to the professional work might also go better under the article on Health information management. Guptan99 (talk) 12:37, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I have harmonized/updated/verified the lists of medical classification systems from this article and the clinical coder article, all under this article. I included a "Main: medical classification" notice on the clinical coder article, and a "redirect" notice to here under a new title "List of medical classification systems" so (hopefully) this remains the standard. Guptan99 (talk) 16:00, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Format comments[edit]

The formatting in this article, particularly for the later sections, is very awkward. It requires some editing to ensure that it adheres to Wikipedia's standards.

It's on my to-do list, but feel free to deal to it in the meantime. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:17, 30 December 2013 (UTC)