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Participate in Medicare ICD-10 Testing

AMA LogoAs a result of persistent AMA advocacy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that they will conduct end-to-end testing with a limited number of health care providers of varying sizes and types, including physician practices.   The testing will take place July 21 – 25.  Testing will be done on the full claims process from submission of the claim to Medicare through to receipt of the remittance advice by the physician.

 

The following are details you need to know to register to participate in this testing.

 

  • Interested physicians need to register with their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).  Volunteer forms will be available on your MAC’s website as of March 7.  Physicians will need to verify that they are ready to test.  Completed forms must be submitted to your MAC by March 24.
  • By April 14, MACs will notify the physicians and other providers that have been selected for the testing.  Only 32 physicians and other providers will be selected by each MAC.
  • Testing will be completed July 21 – 25.  MACs will provide the testers with the specific details for how to complete the testing.  Physicians can submit a total of 50 claims.

 

CMS is requesting that physicians interested in participating in the end-to-end testing have their ICD-10 updated software in place and internal testing completed prior to the July dates.  The intent of testing is to ensure that your systems and workflow process that have been updated for ICD-10 are functioning correctly.

 

Additional information on the end-to-end testing is available in the following Medicare Learning Network article:  www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM8602.pdf

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