Effective Oct. 1, 2013, all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities will be required to transition to the ICD-10 code sets.  To help providers prepare for this transition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a number of informational handbooks.  The handbooks, which are specific to the type and size of the provider’s practice, include relevant timelines and templates to assist in the transition. 



Templates referenced in the handbooks can be downloaded on the CMS ICD-10 website.