ICD-10-GM - History and Outlook
ICD-10-GM is a version of ICD-10-WHO adapted to the specific requirements of the German health care system and is continuously developed. The Alphabetical Index to ICD-10-GM has developed from the ICD diagnostic thesaurus of the Central Research Institute of Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (Zi). It is adapted according to the changes to the Tabular List.
Continuous development and improvement of ICD-10-GM
ICD-10-GM is continuously refined in accordance with the requirements of its application. At present, a new version is published annually. Updating is based on the rules of procedure for the provision of ICD-10-GM and OPS according to § 295 paragraph 1 sentence 9 and § 301 paragraph 2 sentence 7 SGB V. To enable this process a national proposal procedure is conducted, directed by BfArM, up to 2019 under consideration of updates of ICD-10 of WHO.
ICD-10-GM is a version of ICD-10-WHO adapted to the specific requirements of the German health care system; until and including 2003, it was known as ICD-10-SBG-V. The adaptation took place in two steps; compatibility with ICD-10-WHO was maintained.
ICD-10 Thesaurus of diagnostic terms (IDT)
The Alphabetical Index to ICD-10-GM has developed from ICD Thesaurus of diagnostic terms of the Central Research Institute of Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (ZI). Each year, it is adapted in accordance to the changes to the Tabular Index.
A brief historical review: From ILCD to ICD-10
ICD-10 has a long history. From a register restricted only to fatal diseases, it has developed into an index of diseases and related health problems.