CMS Wants You to Test ICD-10
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks volunteer providers to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor January 2015.
Approximately 850 volunteer submitters will be selected to participate in the January end-to-end testing. This nationwide sample will yield meaningful results, since CMS intends to select volunteers representing a broad cross-section of provider, claim, and submitter types, including claims clearinghouses that submit claims for large numbers of providers.
To volunteer as a testing submitter:
- Volunteer forms are available on your MAC website
- Completed volunteer forms are due October 3
- CMS will review applications and select the group of testing submitters
- By October 24, the MACs and CEDI will notify the volunteers selected to test and provide them with the information needed for the testing
CMS said the goal of end-to-end testing is to demonstrate that:
- Providers and submitters are able to successfully submit claims containing ICD-10 codes to the Medicare Fee-For Service (FFS) claims systems
- CMS software changes made to support ICD-10 result in appropriately adjudicated claims
- Accurate Remittance Advices are produced