Process Aims to Ensure Provider Preparedness and Minimize Impact of ICD-10
HORSHAM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today ViaTrack Solutions, the Company’s clearinghouse for electronic healthcare claims and payment solutions, will participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) ICD-10 “end-to-end” testing with seven Medicare payers during the week of January 26-30.
The goal of end–to–end testing is to ensure claims with ICD–10 codes can be processed from submission to remittance. Participating in this process will demonstrate that: NextGen Healthcare clients leveraging ViaTrack Solutions can successfully submit ICD–10 claims to the Medicare Fee-For Service (FFS) claims systems; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) software changes made to support ICD-10 result in appropriately adjudicated claims; and, accurate remittance advices are produced.
ViaTrack Solutions’ testing efforts with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will take place with the following seven Medicare payers:
- Cahaba GBA Jurisdiction 10 Georgia Medicare
- Novitas Solutions Jurisdiction L Pennsylvania Medicare
- Novitas Solutions Jurisdiction L New Jersey Medicare
- Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
- Palmetto GBA Jurisdiction 11 South Carolina Medicare
- WPS Jurisdiction 5 Kansas Medicare
- WPS Jurisdiction 8 Indiana Medicare
“The implementation of ICD-10 represents a significant code set change that impacts the entire health care community,” said Ana Croxton, vice president of EDI products and services for NextGen Healthcare. “We believe end-to-end testing is an essential step in ensuring that providers, clearinghouses and payers are fully prepared to process ICD-10 claims, and are committed to helping the industry succeed in this transition.”
For more information on CMS ICD-10 End-to-End Testing, visit http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/HIPAA-Administrative-Simplification/Affordable-Care-Act/End-to-End-Testing.html
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nextgen, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcareor LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgen-healthcare-information-systems.
About Quality Systems Inc
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices and small hospitals. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.