Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) has introduced legislation requiring Medicare to conduct a comprehensive, end-to-end ICD-10 testing process to assess whether the Medicare fee-for-service claims processing system is fully functioning using the new code set.

H.R. 2247, the Increasing Clarity for Doctors by Transitioning Effectively Now (ICD-TEN) Act, calls for end-to-end testing process to be available to all providers of services and suppliers participating in the Medicare fee-for-service program under parts A and B. Further, the proposed legislation seeks to institute an 18-month transition period beginning with the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation deadline, during which no claim submitted for payment by a provider would be denied as a result of using an unspecified or inaccurate code.

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