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CMS extends deadline to join ICD-10 end-to-end testing

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow healthcare providers until Jan. 21 to apply for ICD-10 end-to-end testing.

  • Volunteer forms are available on MAC websites
  • Healthcare providers need to finish them by Jan. 21.
  • CMS will review applications and select test participants by Feb. 13.
  • MACs and CEDI will notify the volunteers selected to test and provide them with the information needed for the testing.

To participate, healthcare providers will need 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 by Feb. 20 for set-up purposes; Testers will be dropped if information is not provided by the deadline.

There will be another round of end-to-end testing July 20-24.

CMS is promising to use testing takeaways in ICD-10 educational material.