Updated on: March 17, 2016

CMS Offers Four New ICD-10 Handbooks

Original story posted on: November 2, 2011

(WASHINGTON)---The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has developed four Implementation Handbooks as additional resources to assist the healthcare industry with the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes.


Each guide, according to CMS, provides detailed information for planning and executing the ICD-10 transition process. CMS encourages the use of the guides as a reference whether regardless of a provider’s stage of the transition.

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

View the tailored step-by-step plans and relevant templates for each of the following audiences impacted by the transition: Large provider practices, payers, small hospitals and medium size provider practices.

Large Provider Practices [PDF, 2,773KB] 1. Relevant Templates

Payers [PDF, 2,231KB] 1. Relevant Templates

Small Hospitals [ZIP, 2,189KB] 1. Relevant Templates

Small/Medium Provider Practices [PDF, 3,116KB] 1. Relevant Templates

Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of ICD10monitor and is the executive producer and program host of Talk Ten Tuesdays.