ICD-10 Transition Testing

Written on February 25, 2014

The transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014, is expected to potentially have the biggest impact to hospital and medical practice revenue in decades. We want you to be ready. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a national testing week March 3-7, 2014 for current direct submitters (providers and clearinghouses).

What to Expect:

  • Submit test claims with ICD-10 codes for current dates of service (i.e. October 1, 2013 – through March 3, 2014), since testing does not support future claims.
  • Testing will not confirm payment or produce remittance advice.
  • Test claims will receive the 277CA or 999 acknowledgement to confirm the claim was accepted or rejected in the system.
  • MACs and CEDI will be staffed to handle increased call volume during this week.

If you are a direct submitter, you can register to participate in the testing. Below are links to register. If you work with a clearinghouse vendor you should contact them for testing information.  The registration deadline is March 2, 2014.

Alabama and Georgia registration link

Florida registration link

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact your Warren Averett advisor.

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