To help you prepare for ICD-10, CMS has released new checklists and timelines for small and medium provider practices, large provider practices, small hospitals, and payers. These resources are designed to give you a high-level understanding of what the ICD-10 transition requires and how your ICD-10 preparations compare with recommended timeframes.
Checklists: The checklists offer easy-to-understand lists of tasks that CMS recommends completing before the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 deadline. Each task also includes an estimated timeframe, allowing you to plan based on your current progress. Depending on your organization, you may be able perform some of the tasks on a compressed timeline or at the same time as other tasks.
Timelines: The timelines are an at-a-glance resource for getting a sense of how your transition is moving forward. The timelines provide a visual guide to key transition activities by phase.
You can use the checklists and timelines to identify where you need to focus your efforts. Then you can consult the more in-depth ICD-10 resources available on the CMS website.
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