Here’s your chance to see how prepared you are for the new system.
With the ICD-10 implementation date only months away, CMS is taking a four-pronged approach to ensuring that CMS and Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) practices are prepared. Read on to know what to expect, based on what Stacey Shagena with Medicare Contractor Management Group/CMS shared about Medicare’s testing plan during an MLN Connects call “Transitioning to ICD-10” on Nov. 5, 2014.
The four areas of focus for CMS are:
- CMS internal testing of its claims processing system (completed in October 2013)
- Beta testing tools available from CMS
- Acknowledgement testing
- End-to-end testing.
What’s been accomplished: CMS completed its first Acknowledgement Testing Week with submitters in March 2014. Approximately 2,600 providers, suppliers, billing companies, and clearinghouses participated, submitting more than 127,000 claims with ICD-10 codes. The participating group included large and small physician practices or hospitals, ambulatory surgical...
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