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Test with Vendors, Billing Services, Clearinghouses, Health Plans

While ICD-10 is almost here, you still have time to get ready. But you must get ready now. Each day this week we are highlighting 1 of the 5 recommendations to help you begin testing: 1) Why Test Now, 2) How to Get Started, 3) Testing with Trading Partners, 4) Types of Testing, and 5) Testing Tips.

Today our focus is:

Testing With Trading Partners

Test with vendors, clearinghouses, billing services, and health plans to

  • Verify that you can submit, receive, and process data with ICD-10 codes
  • Understand how ICD-10 updates affect the transactions you submit
  • Identify and address specific issues before October 1

Because time is short, test inside your practice and with partners at the same time if you are just getting started.

Check for testing opportunities at the website of the Cooperative Exchange, an association of clearinghouses.

To learn more about getting ready, visit for free resources including the Road to 10 tool designed especially for small and rural practices, but useful for all health care professionals.

Keep Up to Date on ICD-10

Visit the CMS ICD-10 website and for the latest news and resources to help you prepare. Sign up for and CMS ICD-10 Industry Email Updates and follow us on Twitter.

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