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.