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ICD 10

ICD-10 Coding Takes Effect Oct. 1, 2015

The October 1, 2015 operational date of the International Disease Classification System 10, commonly known as the ICD-10, is rapidly approaching. Though the LSMS continues to work on stopping or delaying the ICD-10 implementation, we feel it is important to arm our members with the information needed to prepare for this challenging implementation. 
Please see the links below for additional resources.
Trainings & Educational Programs
The Louisiana Health Information Management Association (LHIMA) is offering several training formats for practitioners interested in getting additional information on ICD-10. LIHMA has several options including webinars, in-person programs, and local conferences geared towards practitioners. For more information please visit
This fact sheets will introduce you to ICD-10, explain why it’s necessary, and give you the information you’ll need to get started on your transition.


FAQs: ICD-10 Quick Start Guide

This guide outlines 5 steps health care professionals should take to prepare for ICD-10 by the October 1, 2015, compliance date


The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10
For timelines and checklists for activities that providers need to carry out to prepare for ICD-10.


Navigating ICD-10, The Provider Prospective 

This webinar describes the changes in the ICD code structure, the code definitions and the recurring patterns that help providers to understand the organization and content of codes. 



ICD-10 Charts: A FREE ICD-10 Conversion Program


ICD-10 Charts is a set of free, interactive resources that streamline the entire ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition process, and can be integrated to improve the efficiency of any existing training protocol.

It is the very first system of its kind allowing any hospital or practice to make fully-personalized ICD-10 chart templates that can be saved, printed, and exported to their EHR. Our website can be used to instantly convert and organize an unlimited number of ICD-9 codes to their respective ICD-10 codes at the touch of a button.



It should be no secret by now – if you’re not ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2015, your claims rejections will increase significantly. Physician practices that fail to properly prepare will find themselves struggling to survive. Yet those that are properly prepared will see an unprecedented opportunity to prosper and leverage themselves into positions of greater strength. We can help you get there. Introducing Ready10™.
Ready10™ is the easiest, most efficient way for physician practices to prepare for ICD-10. It’s a single-source solution that delivers everything you need to know and everything you need to do to successfully manage your transition to ICD-10 – and ensure that your reimbursements continue.



Miscellaneous Resources


Protecting Cash Flow During Transition

A Physician's Guide to ICD-10

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