ICD-10 Testing with Medicare MACs
It appears that CMS has had a change of heart regarding testing your ability to transmit claims with ICD-10 codes prior to the October 1, 2014 implementation date. Previous comments by CMS indicated that no testing would occur. However, MLN Matters Number MM8465 announces a testing week slated March 3-7, 2014. The purpose of the testing week is to confirm that claims with ICD-10 codes can be submitted electronically through to the individual MACs from providers.
Further details regarding testing week can be found in the MLN Matters article at: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM8465.pdf