To help you prepare for the transition to ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers acknowledgement testing for current direct submitters (providers and clearinghouses) to test with the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) MAC Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor anytime up to the October 1, 2015, implementation date.
CMS previously conducted three successful acknowledgement testing weeks in March 2014, November 2014, and March 2015. These acknowledgement testing weeks give submitters access to real-time help desk support and allow CMS to analyze testing data. Participate in the final acknowledgement testing week from June 1 through 5, 2015.
Note: MLN Matters® Special Edition Article SE1501 explains the differences between acknowledgement and end-to-end testing with Medicare. For acknowledgement testing, all electronic submitters are encouraged to participate, even if you submit claims through a clearinghouse.
How to participate:
Information is available on your MAC website or through your clearinghouse (if you use a clearinghouse to submit claims to Medicare). Any provider who submits claims electronically can participate in acknowledgement testing.
What you can expect during testing:
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