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Participate in the OPS/ICD proposal process

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Proposals for the further development of the ICD-10-GM and OPS classifications can be submitted to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices from the beginning of December to the end of February as part of the proposal procedure and can then be viewed.

Billing in inpatient and outpatient medical care is based on a coding system for diagnoses, operations and procedures. These are mapped using a key (code). The code is documented and transmitted by the specialist staff when treating patients. Thanks to these codes, medical diagnoses and procedures are recorded in a structured and standardized manner in the classifications. The codes are part of the ICD-10-GM and the OPS.

Codes

ICD stands for "International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems" and codes diagnoses uniformly worldwide.

OPS stands for Operation and Procedure Code. This is used to code operations and procedures that can be coded in Germany.

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) conducts an annual standardized and transparent proposal process for the further development of ICD and OPS. Anyone (e.g. specialist societies, professional associations or private individuals) has the opportunity to participate in the BfArM's ICD-10-GM and OPS proposal process.

Proposal procedure initial phase

If you would like to submit a proposal for a change to the ICD-10-GM or OPS classification, you can do so annually during the submission phase from the beginning of December to the end of February of the following year (procedure year). The relevant proposal forms and contact information are available on the BfArM website.

If you have already submitted proposals in a previous proposal procedure but these were not implemented, you can resubmit your proposals in a revised form.

All proposals received will be made transparently available to the public on the BfArM website during the ongoing proposal procedure.

You still have the opportunity to comment on all proposals received. Please note that comments must be justified and can only be considered if they are received by the BfArM by May 10 of the year of the procedure.

Preparation phase

From March to the end of April of the procedure year, the proposals and comments received are reviewed and processed by the BfArM.

Meeting and processing phase

From the end of April to July/August of the procedure year, the proposals are reviewed by working groups and coordinated with professional associations, professional societies, professional associations and institutions. The meetings of the working groups are not open to the public.

Production and publication phase Preliminary version

In July and August of the procedure year, a non-finalized preliminary version is published, which you can already view.

Final and decision phase

At the end of the proposal process, the proposals are voted on and decided upon. An anonymized results protocol is published, which you can view on the BfArM website.

The revised, final version of the ICD-10-GM is published by the BfArM at the end of September and that of the OPS at the end of October of the procedure year. The new versions of ICD-10-GM and OPS generally come into effect at the beginning of the year.


Process flow

If you would like to submit suggestions for changes to the ICD-10-GM or the OPS, please proceed as follows:

  • Go to the BfArM website.
  • Navigate to the Coding systems section and select ICD or OPS
  • Search for the form relevant to your proposal.
  • Download the document and fill it out.
  • Add the statement of one or more professional associations as an attachment.
  • Send the proposal form and other documents electronically to the BfArM.

This is how it continues:

  • Entry phase: Beginning of December to end of February
    • Proposals can be submitted.
    • Proposals will be published by the BfArM without content review.
    • The public can comment on individual proposals.
  • Preparation phase: beginning of March to end of April
    • Proposals are reviewed and processed by the BfArM.
  • Meeting and processing phase: end of April to July/August
    • The proposals are coordinated with professional associations and developers of remuneration systems.
  • Publication phase Preliminary version July/August
    • A preliminary version of the updated ICD-10-GM and OPS classification is published and can be viewed.
  • Finalization and decision phase: August/September
    • Final votes take place.
  • Publication phase Final version: September to November
    • The current version of the ICD-10-GM and OPS classification is published.
Requirements
  • You must use the electronic proposal forms provided to submit a proposal.
  • You can only submit proposals in your own name or with the express consent of the responsible person named in the form under point 1.
Which documents are required?

If you would like to submit a proposal for the further development of the ICD-10-GM or OPS classification, the following documents are required:

  • Proposal form for the submission of proposals.
  • Proposals agreed with the relevant professional associations with their written comments.

If you would like to view the proposals for the further development of the ICD-10-GM or OPS classification, no further documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Proposals for changes to ICD-10-GM and OPS can be submitted electronically until the end of February of the procedure year.

Legal basis
Appeal

No legal remedies are provided for.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: Yes
Informal application possible: No
Personal appearance necessary: No
Online services available: No

What else should I know?

The following information is available:

Outside of the proposal procedure, changes to ICD-10-GM and OPS are only determined if they are

  • are necessary for editorial reasons or
  • are necessary to implement a legal requirement.
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the source portal

Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Professionally released on

06.05.2022

Teaser

Proposals for the further development of the ICD-10-GM and OPS classifications can be submitted to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices from the beginning of December to the end of February as part of the proposal procedure and can then be viewed.

Process flow

If you would like to submit suggestions for changes to the ICD-10-GM or the OPS, please proceed as follows:

  • Go to the BfArM website.
  • Navigate to the Coding systems section and select ICD or OPS
  • Search for the form relevant to your proposal.
  • Download the document and fill it out.
  • Add the statement of one or more professional associations as an attachment.
  • Send the proposal form and other documents electronically to the BfArM.

This is how it continues:

  • Entry phase: Beginning of December to end of February
    • Proposals can be submitted.
    • Proposals will be published by the BfArM without content review.
    • The public can comment on individual proposals.
  • Preparation phase: beginning of March to end of April
    • Proposals are reviewed and processed by the BfArM.
  • Meeting and processing phase: end of April to July/August
    • The proposals are coordinated with professional associations and developers of remuneration systems.
  • Publication phase Preliminary version July/August
    • A preliminary version of the updated ICD-10-GM and OPS classification is published and can be viewed.
  • Finalization and decision phase: August/September
    • Final votes take place.
  • Publication phase Final version: September to November
    • The current version of the ICD-10-GM and OPS classification is published.

Requirements

  • You must use the electronic proposal forms provided to submit a proposal.
  • You can only submit proposals in your own name or with the express consent of the responsible person named in the form under point 1.

Which documents are required?

If you would like to submit a proposal for the further development of the ICD-10-GM or OPS classification, the following documents are required:

  • Proposal form for the submission of proposals.
  • Proposals agreed with the relevant professional associations with their written comments.

If you would like to view the proposals for the further development of the ICD-10-GM or OPS classification, no further documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Proposals for changes to ICD-10-GM and OPS can be submitted electronically until the end of February of the procedure year.

Legal basis

Appeal

No legal remedies are provided for.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: Yes
Informal application possible: No
Personal appearance necessary: No
Online services available: No

What else should I know?

The following information is available:

Outside of the proposal procedure, changes to ICD-10-GM and OPS are only determined if they are

  • are necessary for editorial reasons or
  • are necessary to implement a legal requirement.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the source portal

Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Professionally released on

06.05.2022

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