Classification and Terminology

Welcome to the Classification and Terminology, National Collections and Reporting section. Here you will find information on clinical coding in New Zealand including clinical coding resources, standards and the coding query database.

In this section

  • Classification and Terminology plays a central role in leadership and direction for national clinical coding – ensuring quality information is available for casemix, research, health service planning, evaluation and funding. Read more
  • The clinical coding classification used in New Zealand is the ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS. This section describes their implementation and gives New Zealand conventions and policies. Read more
  • Information for clinical coders on using the classification system. This section includes the coding query database, resources for coders, and a list of courses available in clinical coding. Read more
  • The National Release Centre supports the implementation of SNOMED CT® – an international clinical terminology – within New Zealand. This section includes information on SNOMED CT® licensing and links to educational resources on the system. Read more