The Medical Group Management Association is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to significantly increase its testing of ICD-10 during 2014.

A single “front-end” testing week for Medicare during March 2014 “is simply insufficient,” MGMA tells Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a letter sent on December 9. MGMA also asks that Medicare start full end-to-end testing as soon as possible. The agency has not yet committed to end-to-end testing and the association fears commercial insurers will follow suit and not test as they often follow Medicare’s direction on operational issues.

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