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Tabular List of ICD-10-GM

The core of ICD-10-GM is the Tabular List of inclusions and four-character subcategories ("Vierstelllige ausführliche Systematik VAS"), i.e. the hierarchically ordered list of codes, in addition  encoding instructions in the preface and a commentary on the respective version of ICD-10-GM. It also contains a morphology of neoplasms and an appendix with some assessment procedures for the documentation of functional impairments. The free-of-charge reference version (PDF) and the online version contain the complete Tabular List with all additional files. Metadata and crosswalk tables are published separatly.

Tabular List of inclusions and four-character subcategories (VAS)

The Tabular List of inclusions and four-character subcategories (Vierstelllige ausführliche Systematik VAS) is at the core of ICD-10-GM. In hierarchical order, it contains all three-, four- and five-character categories, subclassifications on the formation of four- or five-character categories as well as all definitions, inclusions and exclusions and other notes, etc.

Supplementary information on the Tabular List

In addition to the Tabular List, there is an instruction on encoding and a preface with a commentary on the respective version of ICD-10-GM; it also contains a morphology of neoplasms and some assessment procedures for the documentation of functional impairments. All supplementary information is also found in the online versions.

ICD-10-GM Online

Commentary and encoding instructions

The commentary provides an overview of the most important changes in the current versions compared to that of the previous year. The encoding instructions provide important information on using ICD-10-GM for encoding. In the print version, commentary and instructions preface the actual Tabular List.

Morphology of neoplasms in ICD-O-2

For the histological classification, the nomenclature of the "Morphology of neoplasms" can be used together with the topographical keys in "Chapter II Neoplasms" of the ICD-10-GM. It corresponds to the ICD-O-2 version published in 1990. Morphology codes start with a capital M, followed by a five-character number sequence. The first four digits denote the histological type of the neoplasm, the fifth digit is separated by a forward slash and indicates the malignancy grade (behavior code). The list of keys is prefaced by a brief introduction. The "Morphology of neoplasms" is not identical to the "Numerical List of Morphology" in ICD-O-3.

Assessment procedures for the documentation of functional impairments

The appendix to ICD-10-GM contains the brief versions of some assessment procedures for the documentation of functional impairments pertaining to codes U50-U52:

  • Barthel Index
  • Extended Barthel Index
  • Early Rehabilitation Barthel Index according to Schönle
  • FIM (Functional Independence Measure™)
  • Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)

Long versions are available for the Barthel Index and the Early Rehabilitation Barthel Index:

Crosswalks and metadata

Two special databases designated for electronic processing are published for ICD-10-GM: metadata and crosswalks.

Metadata contain certain additional information on individual codes for plausibility tests and for statistical grouping in accordance with special tabulation lists by the WHO.

Crosswalk tables match the codes of two successive versions of the classification, in answer to the question: which code of a new version of ICD-10-GM corresponds to a certain code of a previous version and vice versa?