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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:
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.