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Master the ICD-10 CMS claims testing process

A prepared practice is a successful practice. With ICD-10, we wholeheartedly believe this at AdvancedMD. With the ICD-10 transition date rapidly approaching, we want to make sure you’re ready for this major coding transition, by offering the outstanding educational resources that we’ve created, such as a website, blogs, Twitter feeds and live webinars.

Wendy Aiken, product manager of medical billing solutions and AdvancedMD ICD-10 project lead, recently hosted a webinar discussing the ICD-10 CMS claims testing process. This webinar will show you where you can start preparing your practice for the transition to ICD-10 codes. Wendy also reviews the tools AdvancedMD provides our clients to encourage a successful ICD-10 transition.

In this webinar, Wendy shows you how to produce an ICD-10 test claim, deliver it to your clearinghouse, and finally to Medicare. She demonstrates this process using a fictitious “test” patient. Wendy also covers how to test ICD-10 using live claims with or without payment and claims with dates of service ranging from October 1, 2014 through June 1, 2015. You can submit as many tests as you wish until you are comfortable with all variations of syntax and formatting of files. Wendy recommends submitting 10 test claims, but ultimately, the decision of how many test claims you should submit is yours.

You’ll learn about when you can test with your carriers. As long as you’ve made arrangements with your carrier, you can submit ICD-10 codes during testing periods determined by them. You’ll learn how to actively seek testing opportunities with carriers you have yet to test.

Lastly, Wendy highlights common mistakes practices make when testing ICD-10 codes including:

  • Ensuring your Medicare ID format is correct (for test accounts).
  • After testing is complete, change the claims submitter code back to what it was before you changed it for ICD-10 code testing.

For more information, schedule a no commitment personalized demo for your practice and receive a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Topic: EMR/EHR, Medical Billing | Content Type: Blog Articles

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