CMS To Host Series on ICD-10 Transition

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The conversion to ICD-10 originally set to go into effect October 1, 2013  was postponed last April to October 1, 2014. In September of 2012 CMS awarded National Government Services (NGS) with a one-year contract to develop a process and methodology for end-to-end testing of the Administrative Simplification Requirements based on industry feedback and participation. The testing process will create industry wide best practices and lays the foundation for developing a more efficient method for health care provider testing of future standards. ICD-10 will bet the test case for this pilot program.

This end-to-end testing pilot program for ICD-10 transition will involve small and large providers, vendors and payers. “Testing is essential to ensure compliance with the requirements adopted by the Secretary and ensure the uninterrupted flow of transactions with trading partners,” CMS stated in a press release announcing the education series. “Given the number of new requirements that covered entities will need to implement in the coming years, a process and tool to perform end-to-end testing is needed to aid the industry in meeting the compliance dates.”

Starting tomorrow January 3 and running through January 15 CMS will offer a series of free education learning session to help providers prepare for the transition to ICD-10.

Learning Session Schedule:

To participate, dial 877-267-1577 and enter meeting ID 4224. No pre-registration or password is required.