What about ICD-11?

March 31, 2014

A delay for ICD-10 will not delay ICD-11

While the healthcare industry struggles with ICD-10 implementation, some are wondering what’s going to happen in 2017 when ICD-11 is released.

More than 100 countries use the classification system worldwide, and it’s been translated into 43 languages.

“Delaying ICD-10CM implementation, while disruptive and expensive to U.S. healthcare providers, would have no bearing on the ICD-11 timeline,” said Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH, of the Mayo Clinic, who is also the Chair of the ICD-11 Revision Steering Group, World Health Organization, in an email to MHE.

ICD-11 serves as a revision to ICD-10. Its features will include:

  • A revision process that allows for collaborative web-based editing that open to all interested parties. To assure quality it will be peer reviewed for accuracy and relevance.

  • It will be free to download online for personal use (and in print form for a fee).

  • It will be available in multiple languages.

  • Definitions, signs and symptoms, and other content related to diseases will be defined in a structured way so it can be recorded more accurately.

  • It is compatible with electronic health applications and information systems.

Stakeholders and others interested can provide input to the beta version of ICD-11 using an online revision process. Peer-reviewed comments and input will be added through the revision period.

Watch the World Health Organization video invitation.