With the latest delay of the transition to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), some physicians are saying that the United States should just wait and transition to International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11). Is a transition to ICD-11 something that will take place within the next few years?

Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) is working on the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and indicates plans to present ICD-11 to the World Health Assembly in May 2017. As was the case with ICD-10-CM, it is expected to take 5 to 6 years after the WHO release of ICD-11 for development and testing of a clinical modification for use in the United States. In its 2009 final rule adopting ICD-10-CM as a replacement of International Classification, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) for diagnosis coding, the US Department of Health and Human Services...

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