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:

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  • 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
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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been publisher for more than nine years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and at Aetna Health Plans before that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

45 Responses to “CMS Wants You to Test ICD-10”

  1. Sylvia Peralta says:

    I would like to. E a tester for ICD.

  2. Diana Couvertier says:

    Do we get to take the icd10 exam?

  3. Terry Klaben says:

    Good Day,

    I would like to be an e tester for ICD 10.

  4. Terry Paulus says:

    I am interested

  5. Sandra Rains says:

    I would like to participate, but it is already past Oct. 3rd. I went to the websit, but could not find the volunteer form.

  6. C. Cieri says:

    I called our MAC to ask why the forms were so hard to find. We told her we ran out of time trying to find the forms…. She promised to look into it with her supervisor….. (Noridian)

  7. Krystyn Collier says:

    We would like to test if the opportunity is still available. Thank you.

  8. Amanda says:

    I just got this email and the deadline has past.

  9. Valerie Sudore says:

    I am interested!

  10. Karen Rocher says:

    I am just seeing this for the first time and the deadline is past. I would like apply if they would accept my application even though it is past Oct 3rd.

  11. Cynthia Waddock says:

    I am interested, is it too late?

  12. Angelina Caunca says:

    This is the first time I have seen this. I like to apply even if it is beyond the deadline.

  13. Susan G Palm says:

    Hello:
    Just received this email today. Time frame is duly noted and having said that I would help you out with end-to-end testing adjudicated claims for Medicare and Medicaid FFS. I am qualified.

    Regards,

    Susan G Palm
    Surgical/Medical Technologist
    Paralegal
    IT; MSCA, MCSE, HelpDesk, Troubleshooting et. al

  14. Marybeth dorn says:

    I’m a cpc-a but not working in coding yet. I am interested though

  15. Angelina Caunca says:

    This the first time I have seen this. Please consider me an applicant even if it is beyond the deadline.

  16. Amy Harmala says:

    I would also wish to apply.

  17. Corina Miranda says:

    I would like to be considered to volunteer. I do not susbmit claims but I’m currently teaching ICD-10 and claims submission. I am very interested in this project.

  18. Dorothy Williams says:

    I will like to take the test.. What are time frame? Due to I work at night

  19. sharmila adhikary says:

    I m interested . .. Is it too late ??

  20. Karla says:

    I’m understanding they want our office to test our system submitting claims with ICD-10 codes vs. the ICD-9 codes we currently put on claims to see how their (Medicare) system accepts our data.

  21. Jean Henzlser says:

    I just received this e-mail today.

    Also, I am a student.

  22. Stacey Rodriguez says:

    We would like to test our system by submitting claims with ICD-10 codes to see how their (Medicare) system accepts our data.

  23. Shraddha H says:

    I would like to become a volunteer…Looking at the above comments, are the forms available now?

  24. Fenise Miles says:

    I would like volunteer for the ICD-10 testing

  25. Dee Coleman says:

    I am very interested in volunteering for this initiative. Thank you!

  26. Kathryn Hall says:

    I am more than interest in volunteering to try out the ICD-10, but I just received this email and the due date is over. If I am still eligible and am interested.

  27. I would like to sign up my site for testing, if it's still available. says:

    Hopefully, the opportunity is still available.

  28. Elizabeth Jackson says:

    I would like to participate if their are still slots open.
    Thank you

  29. Jeri Harris says:

    I would like to participate, if slots are open.

  30. Josephine Mananes MD says:

    This is the best prelude to pave a smooth transition.

  31. Josephine Mananes MD says:

    This is the best prelude to pave a smooth transition.

  32. mary marelle-hunter says:

    hello,

    I would like to be a tester for this as I am currently doing the billing for an Oncology-hematology practice. is it too late as I just received this email? thanks and with hope for consideration!

    thanks!

  33. Kathy B says:

    I am interested as well but did not get this until 10/6 and deadline was 10/3.

  34. Charles H says:

    Is it too late to volunteer? I wasn’t able to find the application form.

  35. Kimberley Naragon says:

    Hello,
    I am very interested in testing as well.

  36. Laura Bronaugh says:

    I would definitely enjoy participating in this ICD-10 testing!!! Thanx!!!

  37. Frances Crawley says:

    I would also like to participate, if slots still open.

  38. AJones says:

    I would love to be involved in the ICD-10 testing

  39. Linda Pietrucha says:

    I would like to be part of this test please. Sorry I am late

  40. Monica Singh says:

    I am a former employee of Medicare GHI and was the Testing Coordinator for ten years and would like to volunteer for testing.
    This is the first time I saw this email.

  41. Anabell Brown says:

    I would like to join as a tester. This will really help me out a lot

  42. Milagros Mangayao says:

    I would like to be part of this test but I am late.

  43. Brad Ericson says:

    To participate in this tests and others expected down the road, please contact CMS.

  44. MILTON ALVAREZ says:

    I would like to join as a tester. This will really help me out a lot, I know that is over time, but never is late.

  45. MILTON ALVAREZ says:

    I would like to join as a tester. This will really help me out a lot, I know that is over limit time, but never is late. I’ll be waiting for you. Thanks.

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