WW6335 - HIM Contractor(s) - (Contract) - Independent Hospital Pricing Authority - Sydney, NSW

HPA is seeking suitably qualified Health Information Managers to join a team of classification developers and analysts to work on the ongoing refinement of the AR-DRG classification or other Activity Based Funding (ABF) classifications.

This is a great opportunity to influence ABF by bringing your classification skills and knowledge to refine the underpinning ABF health classifications.

It is anticipated suitable candidate(s) will work on a contract basis (full time or part time) until December 2018.

Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • Review outstanding public submissions and other AR DRG proposals and develop approach/s for addressing the proposals.
  • Work with the Senior Technical Advisor and Technical Manager to develop analytical approaches to assessing the proposals.
  • Work on specific classification development projects to refine other Activity based Funding classifications
  • Write working group papers that outline the proposal, analysis and recommendations for consultation with IHPA’s advisory committees.
  • Attend working group meetings and present proposals and findings to members.


Suitable candidates will demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Clinical coding using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification and the Australian Classification of Health Interventions or other Activity Based Funding classifications
  • AR DRGs
  • Strategic thinking, including the ability to problem solve, evaluate options and develop practical solutions
  • Written communication skills, with the ability to convey technical classification information with clarity to a wide range of stakeholders

Suitable candidate(s) will work as a team with the AR-DRG Development and Classification and Coding Standards sections.

  • Previous experience in classification development, particularly AR-DRGs or ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS.


Anne Elsworthy
Acting Director, AR-DRG Development
Phone: (02 ) 82151198
Email: anne.elsworthy@ihpa.gov.au

Applications Close On: 
13 July 2018