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Translating diagnosis codes


If you get a “yellow health insurance voucher” from your doctor, please send the first page – with the diagnosis code – to our address

BKK PwC, Postfach 12 26, 34202 Melsungen, Germany within a week.

The page containing just the time frame is intended for your employer.

Have you ever wondered what the diagnosis codes on your sick note actually mean? Since January 1, 2000, diagnoses have been coded as per ICD-10 for outpatient and inpatient care. The abbreviation ICD stands for "International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems"; the number 10 means the 10th revision. This classification was issued by the World Health Organization and translated into German by DIMDI.

The diagnosis thesaurus now allows you to translate this code.


Get straight to the diagnosis thesaurus here


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