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Volunteer for ICD-10-CM End-to-End Testing
April 24th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline to volunteer for the ICD-10-CM End-to-End testing until January 21, 2015. CMS has collaborated with the National Government Services (NGS) who defines End-to-End testing as a focused process within a defined area, using new or revised applicable products, operating rules or transactions, throughout the entire business and/or clinical exchange cycle, for the purpose of measuring operational predictability and readiness. The End-to-End testing process on ICD-10-CM will work to improve efficiency within those industries who will be implementing ICD-10-CM and to help reduce the cost of “trial and error” testing.
To volunteer as a testing submitter, an OMS must complete and submit the End-to-End testing form by January 21, 2015, which can be found on your Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) website. Those who are selected to volunteer would participate during the week of April 26-May 1, 2015. Once the OMS submits the completed form, CMS will review the application and notify the OMS with additional information by February 13, 2015, if they have been selected to participate. An additional opportunity for end-to-end testing will be available during the week of July 20 through 24, 2015 and those participating in the April-May testing are able to test again without re-applying. For more information on End-to-End testing, visit the CMS website.