In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Medical Group Management Association called for the Medicare program to change course and proceed with ICD-10 end-to-end testing, arguing that not doing so could lead to a "catastrophic" backlog of claims after the new codes are implemented. "End-to-end testing between trading partners is absolutely critical to measure operational predictability and readiness, and also to identify any roadblocks well in advance of the compliance date," said MGMA President and CEO Dr. Susan Turney.

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