Want a sneak peek at ICD-11? | Health Information Associates

Jul 12, 2018

Patricia Maccariella-Hafey, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CIRCC has over 35 years expertise in the areas of ICD-9-CM, CPT, DRG/APC validation Professional Fee E&M coding, Interventional Radiology, and Facility E&M coding. Patricia is currently Director of Education a healthcare consulting firm specializing in coding compliance review, education and contract coding services.

Pat Maccariella‑Hafey

Executive Director Of Education
AHIMA‑Approved ICD‑10‑CM/PCS Trainer and Ambassador

Want a sneak peek at ICD-11?

Go here to enter diagnoses and code in ICD-11: https://icd.who.int/en

For example, open the ICD-11 online link and click on “Browse the release version.” Then choose “Coding Tool” tab at the top.

We chose “sepsis.” Sepsis without shock is coded to 1G40. Sepsis with septic shock is coded 1G41. A bit different than ICD-10!

So why the update to ICD-11?

  • ICD-10, despite the updating process, is outdated
  • Structural changes were needed to some chapters
  • Increasing need to operate in an electronic environment
  • Revision process was launched in April 2007

In case you missed our previous blog post about ICD-11, click here to read ICD-11: 3 Key Takeaways.


The information contained in this post is valid at the time of posting. Viewers are encouraged to research subsequent official guidance in the areas associated with the topic as they can change rapidly.

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