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Healthcare News: CMS releases ICD-10 transition handbooks

JustCoding News: Outpatient, November 16, 2011

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CMS is offering providers of several types and sizes handbooks containing tailored information on how to transition to ICD-10. Each handbook is targeted to a different provider type, including:

The handbooks suggest steps and processes to take for a smooth transition to ICD-10. Providers, hospitals, and payers may use the guides to:
  • Ensure they are taking the appropriate steps and actions throughout the implementation process
  • Stay on top of deadlines
  • Customize their transition plan
 
The handbooks also include templates that providers and payers can download as either Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets or PDFs. CMS designed the customizable templates to help entities clarify staff roles, set internal deadlines and responsibilities, and assess vendor readiness.



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