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ICD-10 end-to-end testing application deadline extended



January 13, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Practice Management 

The deadline to apply for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) next end-to-end ICD-10 testing week has been extended to January 21.  Approximately 850 volunteers from across the country will be selected to participate. Those selected will be notified by February 13.


The testing will be conducted from April 26-May 1 and will be administered by Medicare's billing contractors (in California, Noridian). The testing is designed to ensure claims with the new codes can be processed from submission to remittance.


CMS requests that physicians interested in participating in end-to-end testing already have updated ICD-10 software in place and internal testing completed prior to the January testing dates. The intent of testing is to ensure that systems and workflow processes that have been updated for ICD-10 are functioning correctly.


The testing will include the full claims process, from submission of test claims with ICD-10 codes to CMS to the physician’s receipt of remittance advice that explains the adjudication of each claim.


Volunteers who participate in the testing must be able to submit claims with a future date and provide valid National Provider Identifiers, Provider Transaction Access Numbers and beneficiary Health Insurance Claim Numbers that will be used for test claims. To volunteer for the testing, register here.


CMS has also added another opportunity for physicians to participate in end-to-end testing during the week of July 20-24.


Click here for more information on the ICD-10 end-to-end testing.


Contact: Michele Kelly, (213) 226-0338 or mkelly@cmadocs.org.

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