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CMS’s ICD-10 Implementation Handbooks

November 23rd, 2011

Beginning October 2014, all entities covered under HIPAA must transition into the complete use of the ICD-10 coding and reimbursement system. Many providers and their staff have questions pertaining to this new coding system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have created four implementation handbooks to assist in the transition into ICD-10. These handbooks are step-by-step guides specifically for small and medium provider practices, large provider practices, small hospitals, and payers.

The appendix of each handbook references the direct audience and relevant templates which are available for download in both Excel and PDF files below. The templates are customizable and have been created to help entities clarify staff roles, set internal deadlines/responsibilities and assess vendor readiness.

Below are links to the step by step plans for each of the following audiences: