Updates to the Unique Tracking Number (UTN) Field Requirements
For all Medicare Part A providers submitting electronic claims, the Medicare Treatment Authorization field must contain blanks or valid Medicare data in the first 14 bytes of the treatment authorization field.
- Keep up-to-date with ICD-10
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies, and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on October 1, 2015. For more information read the rule or view the press release.
Medicare ICD-10 End-to-End Testing
The registration for the third round of Medicare ICD-10 Volunteer End-to-End Testing is now open.
In order to be considered for this testing opportunity, volunteers must register using the below links by April 17, 2015.
ICD-10 End-To- End Testing Volunteer Form - Noridian Jurisdiction E
ICD-10 End-To- End Testing Volunteer Form - Noridian Jurisdiction F
For more information please visit the CMS ICD-10 page: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html
- New ICD-10 Acknowledgement Testing Week Established
CMS has planned to conduct ICD-10 testing during the following weeks:
• November 17-21, 2014
• March 2-6, 2015
• June 1-5, 2015
- Testing with EDISS will validate ICD-10 code sets within your billing software as well the structural accuracy of your ICD-10 claim file.
Medicare Part A Remittance Advice Delayed
For Medicare Part A AZ, CA, HI, MT, ND, NV, UT, SD and WY Submitters
The Medicare Part A Remittance Advice for AZ, CA, HI, MT, ND, NV, UT, SD and WY on March 26, 2015, are delayed. A follow-up email will be sent once they have delivered.
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