Tag: International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes are found on patient paperwork, including hospital records, medical charts, and insurance healthcare bills. They can be used for epidemiology reasons by collating data from healthcare systems.
The 10th version of the code, in use since 2015, is called the ICD-10 and contains more than 70,000 disease codes. The ICD is maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) and distributed in countries across the globe.
Each country has their own oversight, for example:
In the United Kingdom, ICD codes are managed by the National Health Service (NHS). In the United States, ICD codes are overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
The ICD receives annual updates in between revisions, which is sometimes reflected in the code title. For example, the 2020 updated version is the ICD-10-CM. The ICD-11 was approved by the WHO in 2019 and goes into effect in 2022
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