CMS Officially Announces ICD-10 Transition Deadline

by Carol Crews on August 12, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule to officially set the ICD-10 transition date as Oct. 1, 2015. This delay was included as part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.

In a related MLN article, CMS announced that providers and others are able to submit acknowledgement test claims anytime up to the compliance date.

CMS plans to offer three separate end-to-end testing opportunities in 2015. End-to-end testing includes the submission of test claims to Medicare with ICD-10 codes with receipt of a remittance advice that explains the adjudication of the claims. However, this more comprehensive testing will be open to only 2,550 providers, suppliers and other voluntary submitters. The agency indicated that information about the volunteer registration will become available shortly.

Additional ICD-10 information is available at MGMA’s ICD-10 Resource Center.

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