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CMS Accepts 89% of Claims Submitted During March ICD-10 Testing Week

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In March, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted an ICD-10 testing week. Approximately 2,600 participating testers submitted more than 127,000 claims with ICD-10 codes to the Medicare Fee-for-Service claims system.

Overall, CMS accepted 89 percent of claims. Some regions reported acceptance rates as high as 99 percent. The testing did not reveal any issues with the Medicare FFS claims system.

Testers included:

•    Suppliers
•    Billing companies
•    Clearinghouses
•    Large and small physician practices
•    Small and large hospitals
•    Labs
•    Ambulatory surgery centers
•    Dialysis facilities
•    Home health providers
•    Ambulance providers

CMS intends to conduct end-to-end testing in 2015.

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