Did you know that March 3-7 is ICD-10 testing week with Medicare Administrator Contractors (MAC)? Of course, testing with MACs is just one component of readiness. Whether your organization is in the midst of ICD-10 testing or you’re just beginning it, here are a few tips from our director of regulatory strategy, Betty Gomez, from an article in ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals.
- Continue to measure improvement as go-live approaches. Measure coders’ productivity and accuracy on an ongoing basis between now and October.
- Find time for training. Identify one slow day a week to train staff on one or two of your most common claim types in ICD-10.
- Ensure every error or glitch is documented. You will need to be able to identify any errors that could affect the transfer of data between applications and systems as you test your internal applications.
- Coordinate your testing with payers now. Most major payers are testing now and these tests are the best way to gauge potential financial impact due to rejections.
Where are you in your ICD-10 testing strategy? Vendors like ZirMed can certainly help! To read all of Betty’s tips, read the full article, here.