Medicare claims processing systems are ready to accept ICD-10 claims on Oct. 1, based on results from the second ICD-10 end-to-end testing week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. About 875 health care providers and billing companies submitted more than 23,000 test claims. “Overall, participants in the April end-to-end testing week were able to successfully submit ICD-10 test claims and have them processed through Medicare billing systems,” the agency said. “The acceptance rate for April was higher than January, with an increase in test claims submitted and a decrease in the percentage of errors related to diagnosis codes.” A final end-to-end testing week will be held July 20-24. Testers who participated in the January and April tests are automatically eligible to participate. Health care providers and others must begin including ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes on Medicare and other health care claims Oct. 1. For more on the transition to ICD-10, visit www.aha.org or www.cms.gov.
The AHA's Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance…
The Centers for Medicare…
AHA Stat Blog: Three questions with an ED physician on using new ICD-10 codes to help stop human trafficking
Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, M.D., director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Human Trafficking Initiative, shares how clinicians are key to stopping the…
Starting today, health care providers can use any of 29 ICD-10 diagnostic codes to identify and document victims of human trafficking.
Today, new ICD-10-CM codes take effect so clinicians can better classify a diagnosis for patients who are victims of human trafficking.
Insights and Analysis
Next week, 29 unique ICD-10-CM codes will be available for data collection on adult or child forced labor or sexual exploitation, either confirmed or suspected…