Historically, ICD has been updated roughly every 10 years. Since ICD is implemented internationally, countries may seek to develop adapted versions of the codes, to make them more detailed and to make the code set feasible for implementation within their health systems. The AASM continues to collaborate with WHO staff to encourage alignment of ICD-11 with the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition (ICSD-3).
The Department of Health and Human Services will determine a U.S. implementation date for ICD-11 once the code set is finalized by the WHO and presented to the World Health Assembly for endorsement.
The disease classification system has been updated so it is consistent with current science and medicine.
ICD-11 is fully electronic, allowing for integration with electronic data sources.
The development process for ICD-11 has been more collaborative as external stakeholders have had opportunities to provide input and recommendations on the code set.
In the Meantime
Look out for updates and announcements regarding finalization and implementation of ICD-11 from the following organizations: