CMS: ICD-10 Test Week Sees Close To 90% Claims Approval

In March, CMS and Medicaid Services accepted 89 percent of ICD-10 front-end test claims that were submitted by providers, suppliers, billing companies and clearinghouses. 2,600 participants submitted over 127,000 claims with ICD-10 codes to the Medicare fee-for-service claims system; some regions reported acceptance rates of 99 percent. Out of all the testers, clearinghouses submitted the most with 50 percent of claims. Potential testers can submit acknowledgement test claims anytime up to October 1, 2015. However, CMS suggests that providers wait until after October 6, 2014, when Medicare updates its systems, to submit claims. CMS is “expected to publish an interim final rule that will mandate the use of ICD-10 coding beginning on that date.”

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