The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking approximately 850 volunteers to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing during the week of April 26 through May 1, 2015. To be considered, volunteers must submit a completed application form by Jan. 9.

CMS will review the applications and select participants “representing a broad cross-section of provider, claim, and submitter types, including claims clearinghouses that submit claims for large numbers of providers.” Volunteers will have the opportunity to join in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor.

Among the goals of the end-to-end testing is to demonstrate that providers and submitters are able to successfully submit claims containing ICD-10 codes to the Medicare Fee-For Service claims systems. If selected, testers must be able to submit future-dated claims and provide valid National Provider Identifiers, Provider Transaction Access Numbers, and beneficiary Health Insurance Claim Numbers that will be used for test claims.

An additional opportunity for end-to-end testing will be available during the week of July 20 through 24.  Volunteers have already been selected for January 26 through 30 end-to-end testing. However, testers who are participating in the January tests are able to test again in April and July without re-applying, according to CMS.

Volunteer application forms are available on MAC websites. MACs and CEDI will notify the volunteers selected for testing by Jan. 30.

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