WHO ( aka “World Health Organization”) is delaying the presentation of  ICD-11 to the World Health Authority  from 2015 to 2017.  This should put to rest any question that the U.S. will move to ICD-10.

This means that ICD-11 wouldn’t be ready for at least another 10 years in the U.S.   Let’s look at the revised dates given the updated timeline from WHO.   The non-U.S. version of ICD-11 from WHO is expected in May 2015 (now 2017).  The U.S. would likely need  two years for development of the U.S. version, given what happened with the development of ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS.

So, the earliest it would be available for study would be 2017 (now 2019), and the U.S. would need another 4 years to implement ICD-11 – so that brings us out to 2021 (now 2023), which is too far in the future.

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