CMS to Test ICD-10 - March 3 - 7

Feb 09, 2014 - Mar 07, 2014


Mark your calendars -- the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will conduct front-end testing of ICD-10 billing code submission between Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and providers.

That means CMS will be testing how well the system works from the provider's side -- that is, how easily and accurately providers can submit claims -- using the new ICD-10 billing codes once they take effect in October.

It will only be done between March 3 and 7. Read an announcement recently published by CMS.

The coding system -- the name is short for International Classification of Diseases, version 10 -- greatly expands the number and specificity of codes providers use to bill insurance companies.

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