For the Week of March 3, 2014
What are CMS’s plans related to ICD-10 claims testing?
CMS will offer ICD-10 acknowledgement testing from March 3–7, 2014. This testing will allow all providers, billing companies, and clearinghouses the opportunity to determine whether CMS will be able to accept their claims with ICD-10 codes. While test claims will not be adjudicated, the MACs will return an acknowledgment to the submitter (a 277A) that confirms whether the submitted test claims were accepted or rejected. For more information about acknowledgement testing, refer to the information on your MAC’s website.
In summer 2014, CMS will offer end-to-end testing to a small sample group of providers. End-to-end testing includes the submission of test claims to CMS with ICD-10 codes and the provider’s receipt of a remittance advice (RA) that explains the adjudication of the claims. Details of this testing will be available from CMS at a later date.
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