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CMS issues updated guidance for ICD-10 end-to-end testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance as the last week (July 20-24) to conduct ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare approaches.

The goal with end-to-end testing is to ensure that:

  • Providers and submitters can successfully submit claims containing ICD-10 codes to the Medicare FFS claims systems;
  • software changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made to support ICD-10 result in appropriately adjudicated claims
  • accurate remittance advice is produced

The guidance also covers ICD-10 acknowledgement testing, which can done at any time with an organization’s Medicare contractor. Acknowledgement testing is done to confirm that an insurer received properly coded ICD-10 claims.

The complete guidance is available here.