NGS plans sessions on ICD-10 testing


NGS aims to cover all bases with end-to-end testing sessions

There’s a lot to settle regarding the Accountable Care Act (ACA) before it comes to fruition in the impending years. Fortunately, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its affiliates are making the proper educational arrangements to ensure widespread compliance.

Thus, in the spirit of informing the provider masses, National Government Services, a CMS contractor, is hosting several free listening sessions during the month of April on the topic of end-to-end testing. All sessions aim to give providers a working knowledge of end-to-end testing long before Oct. 1, 2014 — implementation date for ICD-10-CM code sets for outpatient diagnosis coding.

Select seminars (all lasting from 2-3 p.m. EDT) focus on the following industry players:

  • Vendor to provider (April 18)
  • Large provider (April 25)
  • Small provider (April 30)

As CMS characterizes it, end-to-end testing is a necessary troubleshoot for providers of all sizes: “Testing is essential to ensure compliance with the requirements adopted by the Secretary and ensure the uninterrupted flow of transactions with trading partners. Given the number of new requirements that covered entities will need to implement in the coming years, a process and tool to perform end-to-end testing is needed to aid the industry in meeting the compliance dates.”

To get on par with such “essential” testing techniques, register with NGS for the offered sessions via email ().

Find more information on end-to-end testing and the NGS tutorials here.