On June 15 and August 24, all HIPAA-covered entities – physicians, insurers, pharmacies, hospitals and others – can test their compliance efforts with enough time to discover and work out the kinks. During each testing day, testers will have access to support services and immediate access to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).
Even though two national testing days are on hand, CMS encourages Medicare fee-for-service trading partners to contact their MACs to organize their own testing. Successful testing is required before a trading partner may be placed into production, according to CMS.
More details about transactions and state Medicaid agencies participating in the national testing days are to come.