Colorado Medical Society

Volunteer for ICD-10 end-to-end testing in April: Deadline extended to Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 08:40 AM

During the week of April 26 through May 1, 2015, a second sample group of providers will have the opportunity to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. The goal of end-to-end testing is to demonstrate that:

Approximately 850 volunteer submitters will be selected to participate in the April end-to-end testing. This nationwide sample will yield meaningful results, since the federal CMS intends to select volunteers representing a broad cross-section of provider, claim, and submitter types, including claims clearinghouses that submit claims for large numbers of providers. Note: Testers who are participating in the January testing are able to test again in April and July without re-applying.

To volunteer as a testing submitter:

If selected, testers must be able to:

An additional opportunity for end-to-end testing will be available during the week of July 20 through 24, 2015. Any issues identified during testing will be addressed prior to ICD-10 implementation. Educational materials will be developed for providers and submitters based on the testing results.

For more information, read MLN Matters® Special Edition Article #SE1409, “Medicare FFS ICD-10 Testing Approach” or MLN Matters® Special Edition Article #SE1435, “FAQs – ICD-10 End-to-End Testing”.