Keeping you up to date about Kareo’s ICD-10 preparation and readiness is important to us. So, to help you understand more about the testing process and where you and Kareo fit in, here is a quick and simple overview.
The testing taking place this week (March 3) is something that is for a specific group of providers who work with what are called CAMs. This means they submit direct to Medicare. This doesn’t apply to most Kareo customers. For more details on this program, click here.
There is a summer testing period planned in late July, which is for “a limited number of providers to do end to end testing.” CMS will take about 500 volunteers in March to be part of this program. Kareo will be applying to participate. However, most Kareo customers will not be able to participate in this testing period. Information about the volunteer registration will be available this month from CMS. The small sample group of participants will be selected to represent a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types.
At this time, it appears that end-to-end testing for most providers will happen in August. Kareo will provide updates as more is known about the planned testing for all providers.
For more information on the CMS testing for ICD-10, review this MedLearn article.
In fact, the first ICD-10 due date is fast approaching. CMS mandates use of the new CMS 1500 v02/12 paper claim form beginning on April 1, 2014. Other payers will soon follow suite.
To get a handle on your ICD-10 task list, download the Kareo ICD-10 Success Checklist today.