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 (). 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 (), and the U.S. would need another 4 years to implement ICD-11 – so that brings us out to 2021 (), which is too far in the future.