Eliciting more questions than volunteers, listener responses to yesterday’s edition of Talk-Ten Tuesday revealed that although providers are willing to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) limited end-to-testing this coming July, uncertainty abounds.


During Tuesday’s broadcast, venerable healthcare authority Stanley Nachimson, once an official at CMS when the healthcare industry upgraded to 4010 on his watch (it since has been supplanted by 5010), described the recent CMS decision to conduct limited end-to-end testing. CMS, in its announcement — reported here last Tuesday on ICD10monitor — asked for volunteers who have until next Monday, March 24, to submit an application to their Medicare Administrative Contractor. (MAC).

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