All entities covered under HIPAA must transition to the ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2013. CMS has developed four Implementation Handbooks to assist providers with their transition to ICD-10. These handbooks are step-by-step guides specifically for small and medium provider practices, large provider practices, small hospitals and payers.
Each handbook references 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. View the step-by-step plans and relevant templates for your practice.