About-face: CMS to conduct ICD-10 end-to-end testing

Govhealthit: February 19, 2014

Some people will invariably take this as proof that ICD-10 will not be pushed back any further — while others will suggest it serves as evidence that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cannot be taken at its word.

Despite maintaining that it would not do so — and after industry pressure from several directions including the American Medical Association just last week — CMS revealed late Wednesday plans to conduct end-to-end testing for ICD-10, after all.

In a Medicare Learning Network MLN Matters news flash, CMS explained that “in summer 2014, CMS will offer end-to-end testing to a small sample group of providers,” adding that “details about the end-to-end testing process will be disseminated at a later date.”

The end-to-end testing CMS describes includes providers sending test claims using ICD-10 codes and CMS returning a Remittance Advice (RA) to outline any claims adjudication. Read More