2015 Updates

The ICD–10 Task Team, under the auspices of the National Department of Health (NDOH) has posted the updated Master Industry Table (MIT) on the Department of Health Website.
Should you require further information in this regard, please contact the ICD-10 task team on 012-395-8110 or email: ICD10@health.gov.za.

Please note that BHF no longer distributes  ICD 10 cds as we are currently exploring updates.

Updates – 2009


    • BHF/DXS ICD-10 Coding Browser and ICD-10 Master Industry Table (MIT) Edition 3 – 2007, effective 1 September 2007.
    • BHF is licensed through the World Health Organisation to distribute ICD-10 coding to all our member schemes as well as to healthcare service providers on the PCNS database.
    • The 2007 practice number renewal fee includes a free ICD-10 CD, which will be posted to each healthcare service provider.
    • Please note that the effective industry go-live date for the updated MIT has been postponed from1 August 2007 to 1 September 2007.
    • In terms of regulation 5(f) of the Medical Schemes Act (Act 131 of 1998), it is a requirement that all registered providers of healthcare services include diagnostic codes on accounts or statements that may be used to claim benefits from medical schemes and administrators.

ICD-10 Coding Standards

The ICD-10 Coding Standards document was compiled with the aim of documenting all coding standards agreed on by the National Task Team.

The Council for Medical Schemes and the National Department of Health support the implementation of ICD-10 in the public and private health sector. This is a diagnostic coding standard that was adopted by the National Department of Health in 1996 and is now the responsibility of the National Health Information System of South Africa (NHISSA). It is a diagnostic coding standard that is accepted by all the parties as the coding standard of choice. [Reference – Final Document, ICD-10 implementation, August 2004]