BY ADMINDXRW in DX Revision Watch.
In my report for the December edition of the ME Global Chronicle, I set out how the G93.3 terms:
Postviral fatigue syndrome
Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis
Chronic fatigue syndrome
are classified in the World Health Organization’s international version of ICD-10 and how these terms have been classified for ICD-11.
I have an update on ICD-10 and it’s good news!
In January, the WHO released ICD-10 Version: 2019. With ICD-11 on the horizon, this release will be the final update for the WHO’s international version of ICD-10, apart from corrections and exceptional additions.
In March 2016, a representative from the Canadian Institute for Health Information submitted a request and supporting rationale to the ICD-10 Update and Revision Committee (URC) for removal of the prefix “Benign” from “Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis”.
This request for a change was approved by the URC in September 2016 for implementation in the next release.
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