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CMS Surprises Providers, Extends ICD-10 Testing

May 13, 2015

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In response to healthcare providers’ requests for more ICD-10 testing, CMS has extended an additional opportunity to volunteer for end-to-end ICD-10 testing with Medicare. CMS has opened the period from May 11 through 22, 2015 for providers to submit their applications to be part of the July 20 through 24, 2015 testing week. Approximately 850 volunteer submitters will be selected to participate, representing a broad cross-section of provider, claim, and submitter types.

To volunteer as a testing submitter:

  • Volunteer forms are available on your MAC website
  • Completed volunteer forms are due May 22
  • CMS will review applications and select additional July testers
  • The MACs and CEDI will notify the volunteers selected to test, and provide them with the information needed for the testing by June 12

If selected, testers must be able to:

  • Submit future-dated claims
  • Provide valid National Provider Identifiers (NPIs), Provider Transaction Access Numbers (PTANs), and beneficiary Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) that will be used for test claims. This information will be needed by your MAC for set-up purposes by the deadline on your acceptance notice; testers will be dropped if information is not provided by the deadline.

Don’t miss your final chance to participate in end-to-end testing with Medicare prior to the October 1, 2015, implementation date. Many of you have asked for this opportunity, so take advantage of it!

For more information about ICD-10 implementation, and how we can offer help, contact us.

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