CMS to test ICD-10 claims

Monday, February 24, 2014

WASHINGTON – CMS plans to conduct testing of ICD-10 billing submissions across a wide range of fee-for-service providers. In a recent MLN Matters article, the agency said it will offer acknowledgment testing from March 7-10 to allow providers, billers and clearinghouse to determine whether CMS will be able to accept their claims with ICD-10 codes. After analyzing the results, CMS may offer additional weeks of acknowledgement testing. This summer, CMS will offer end-to-end testing to a small sample group of providers. As of Oct. 1, 2014, healthcare claims must contain ICD-10 codes.