MGMA Fears 'Catastrophic Backlogs' From ICD-10 Testing Pullback
Many payers and clearinghouses are looking for early adopters of ICD-10 who can test now, Hutchison notes. If organizations are late to the game, they may not be able to test with all their payers due to the volume these payers would be receiving. So if organizations want to test end-to-end, they should get started early, she says.
"To be fair, almost every healthcare provider in the country would want to test with CMS," she notes. "The management of that volume of test claims would almost become unmanageable, and if they were to select only a few to test with, how would they make that selection?"
One solution could be a time deadline for testing with providers that are ready prior to a certain date, or randomly selected different types of providers, she says. Hutchison points out, however, that while some testing might provide peace of mind for industry providers, it would not allay all fears about the ICD-10 transition. Testing with CMS may not be the best trial since every practice is set up differently and uses a different EHR vendor, interface, and file format, she says.
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