The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services accepted 89 percent of ICD-10 front-end test claims submitted by providers, suppliers, billing companies and clearinghouses according to Niall Brennan, acting director of the agency’s Offices of Enterprise Management.
Brennan, in a post to CMS.gov said a total of 2,600 participants submitted more than 127,000 claims with ICD-10 codes to the Medicare fee-for-service claims system. Some regions reported acceptance rates of 99 percent, he said.
Clearinghouses, he added, submitted 50 percent of those claims, the largest of all testers.
“Normal” claims acceptance rates hover between 95 and 98 percent, according to Brennan.