During March 3-7, Medicare will conduct national tests for submitting claims using the ICD-10 coding system. The testing week will give you access to the Novitas Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) for testing, with real-time help-desk support.
To help you get ready, Novitas Solutions, the Medicare carrier for Texas, has added a Frequently Asked Questions section to its website.
Please continue to check the Frequently Asked Questions as you prepare to test. Registration for testing week continues through Feb. 28. You can register online.
Clearinghouses and billing services are only required to enroll with one of their submitter IDs. Physicians and providers linked to a clearinghouse or billing service do not need to enroll.
Call (855) 252-8782 for more information.
Remember, you must begin using the ICD-10 system on claims to Medicare and all other payers starting Oct. 1, 2014, or you will not be paid.
The TMA website offers information to help you make the transition to ICD-10, including answers to frequently asked questions, detailed timelines and checklists, an on-demand webinar, questions you need to ask your electronic health record vendor, and access to transition software.
Action, Feb. 3, 2014