CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has released step-by-step Implementation Guides for ICD-10.
These resources are for providers and payers looking for help with their ICD-10 implementation and are available on the CMS website in PDF format, just follow the links at the bottom of this post.
The ICD-10 Implementation Guides provide a complete overview of the importance of ICD-10 and how to prepare for the transition to the new codes. The transition process is broken down into phases: planning, communication and awareness, assessment, implementation, testing, and transition. Each phase is described in detail and includes steps tailored to your practice or organization type.
ICD-10 code set implementation for full compliance is scheduled for October 1st, 2014. ICD-10 code sets will be required for services provided October 1, 2014 and after.