New in ICD-11 2022

All World Health Organisation(WHO) Member States are been encouraged to follow their commitment to move on to The Eleventh Revision of The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) documented with their approval of ICD-11 at the 72nd meeting of the World Health Assembly in 2019, and use the most current version of ICD i.e. ICD-11 for recording and reporting mortality and morbidity statistics both nationally and internationally.

The following infographic shows what’s new in ICD-11:


  1. ICD-11 2022 release, News, World Health Organisation, Available from,

ICD-11 2022 Use Cases

The Eleventh Revision of The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) i.e. ICD-11 continues to provide a common language that allows health professionals to share standardized information across the world.

This latest 2022 revision contains around 17 000 unique codes, and more than 120 000 codable terms and is now entirely digital.

The following infographic shows that ICD-11 was specifically designed for the following use cases:



  1. ICD-11 2022 release, News, World Health Organisation, Available from,

Analysis of mortality and cause of death data using ANACoD3

During a part of the continuing WHO ICD-11 webinar series,  in collaboration with the Surveys, CRVS, & Health Service Data Unit, the Classifications and Terminologies Unit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), launched the Analysing Mortality and of Cause of Death 3 (ANACoD3) on September 29, 2021.

ANACoD3 is a new electronic online tool that helps to perform a comprehensive and systematic analysis of mortality and cause of death data.

References: WHO ICD-11 Webinar series – ANACoD3 tool launch, available online{link opens in a new tab of the same window):—anacod3-tool-launch

ICD Coding advice from the WHO for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

The purpose of this post is to share the World Health Organization [WHO] official diagnosis coding guidance update for health care encounters and deaths related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) previously named 2019-nCoV.

Screenshot image from ICD-10

ICD-10 Chapter XXII: Codes for special purposes has a special sub-category called U07 Emergency use of U07. WHO’s recent creation of an emergency ICD-10 code U07.1, is assigned to the disease diagnosis of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. See my screenshot image from ICD-10 to the left.


The title of U07 will be changed back to ‘codes for emergency use’.

It is to be noted that the name ‘2019-nCoV’ is temporary and is likely to change (to be independent of date and virus family, and for consistency with international virus taxonomy).

For ICD-11, the code for the illness would be RA01.0

A new and final ICD-10-CM code title for the COVID-19 diagnosis code is now [March 17–18, 2020] been established, and will be implemented effective October 1, 2020, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), USA and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), USA.


  1. Emergency use ICD codes for COVID-19 disease outbreak, Classifications, WHO, <>
  2. Organizations Developing New Codes for COVID-19, and a Primer on the Virus, Under the Dome, Journal of AHIMA, <>