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The ICD-10 map is intended to provide support within the specified mapping use case for SNOMED International Members and Affiliates that:
The ICD-10 map is also intended to support use by WHO Collaborating Centers in interested countries where SNOMED CT is deployed or is being deployed.
Patient Jones is being discharged from the hospital. The attending physician has maintained a diagnosis and health-related problem list coded in SNOMED CT during the stay and updates the entries at discharge. The vendor software employs the MAP, which uses a knowledge-based algorithm of sequential computable Map Rules. These rules evaluate context (data recorded about the patient in the electronic health record) and co-morbidities in the electronic record to identify the most appropriate candidate ICD-10 code list based on ICD-10 exclusion / inclusion guidance and other conventions. Vendor software which cannot employ these knowledge-based features can employ the helpful mapAdvice to provide a readable and understandable list of step-by-step instructions for the physician to support a choice of an ICD-10 code. The ICD-10 coding professional later reviews and edits the classification code list prior to submission for statistical morbidity reporting. The mapAdvice data further guides them with information regarding additional WHO rubrics and requirements.
The SNOMED CT mapping is constructed using the latest version of the SNOMED CT International Release as distributed by SNOMED International and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (© World Health Organization 1994) ICD-10 2016 version published and maintained by the World Health Organization. The MAP will be reviewed and updated for each new release of SNOMED CT and every three years for ICD-10 major updates.