CMS: Third round of ICD-10 testing boasts 90 percent acceptance rate

Claims from 90 percent of the more than 1,200 submitters who participated in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' third ICD-10 acknowledgement testing week were accepted, the agency has announced. More than 13,000 claims were submitted June 1-5, and no claims system issues were identified, according to CMS.

Most rejected claims, CMS said, were the result of "provider submission errors" that would only occur in the testing environment. "CMS will continue to conduct extensive outreach to testers on setup of test claims to avoid these issues for providers who plan to acknowledgement test," the agency added.

In June, CMS announced that 88 percent of claims during the second round of ICD-10 acknowledgement testing were accepted; 81 percent of claims were accepted during the first round. Announcement