Test ICD-10 claims submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services registered an 89 percent acceptable rate nationwide, according to Niall Brennan, acting director of the CMS Offices of Enterprise Management.

“Nationally, CMS accepted 89 percent of the test claims, with some regions reporting acceptance rates as high as 99 percent,” Brennan said in a recent blog post on the CMS.gov website. “The normal FFS Medicare claims acceptance rates average 95-98 percent. Testing did not identify any issues with the Medicare FFS claims systems.”

Brennan said approximately 2,600 testers from a wide range of stakeholders submitted more than 127,000 claims with ICD-10 codes to the Medicare Fee-for-service (FFS) claims systems and received electronic acknowledgments confirming that their claims were accepted during the test week in March.

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