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ICD-10. We are ready!

The ICD-10 implementation date is effective on 10/1/15. Sarasota Memorial is on track for a smooth transition.

The diagnoses on your lab and radiology orders are important: Remember when writing orders for services after 10/1/15, a diagnosis description and/or ICD-10 diagnosis code is required to ensure no delays in services for your patient or claims denials for your office or the hospital.


  • Hypertension, essential -- I10
  • Chronic Atrial Fibrillation -- I48.2
  • Diabetes mellitus, type 2, without complications -- E11.9

Additional Resources available to you:

If you have PULSE (SMH Intra-network) access, you can also view resources and tips by specialty here, or by submitting a request to CDI at or 917-2331

  • HIM Coding Hotline 917-8137
  • CMS Website for physician practice’s route to ICD-10-
  • Mobile applications for iPhone and Androids – go to your App Store or Google Play – enter ICD-10 or Precyse for a listing of free apps

Use this converter tool to change an ICD-9 code to ICD-10 and vice-versa. There may be up to 3 converters shown on this page depending on your browser settings, yet they all function the same.


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