Now that you have an understanding of the WHO, and the rationale and benefits of transitioning to ICD-11, let’s take a look at the ICD-11 itself. The WHO Overview of ICD-11 Here is a link to an ICD-11 Reference Guide, which is comprised of three parts. Part 1: An Introduction to ICD-11 Part 2: Using […]Read more
On 18 June 2018, 18 years after the launch of ICD-10 and over the course of a decade of development, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a version of ICD-11. This version of ICD-11 will be presented to the World Health Assembly in May 2019 to allow the WHO Member States, including the United States, time to […]Read more
New Guideline I.C.15.l.3 Drug use during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, and New Codes for Chapter 16 Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period.
Background The World Health Organization (WHO) notes, “Use of alcohol, illicit drugs and other psychoactive substances during pregnancy can lead to multiple health and social problems for both mother and child, including miscarriage, stillbirth, low birthweight, prematurity, physical malformations and neurological damage.” Complete and accurate coding as well as application of the FY2019 Official Coding […]Read more