Brightree First to Validate ICD-10 Readiness During National Test Week
CMS Acknowledges and Accepts 100 Percent of Brightree Test Claims
ATLANTA –March 10, 2014 – Brightree LLC, the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, billing and business management software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced today that it has successfully participated in national ICD-10 testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Brightree® submitted multiple test claims across all product lines – including the Brightree HME, Brightree Home Health, Brightree Hospice, Pacware and MedAct products – and has received 100 percent acceptance that the test claims have been acknowledged and accepted by CMS.
“We understand that the healthcare industry is going through a tremendous shift to meet the regulatory demands of transitioning to ICD-10, and by proactively participating in the national CMS test period last week, we assure our customers that we are prepared to help them navigate these changes,” said Chris Watson, Chief Operating Officer, Brightree LLC. ”The early acknowledgment by CMS validates our ICD-10 readiness and we are confident that we will be ready in advance of the transition date.”
Claims for all healthcare services and hospital inpatient procedures with a date of service on or after October 1, 2014, must use ICD-10 diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes. Claims that do not use ICD-10 codes following the transition date will no longer be processed by CMS. Brightree will also be participating in the CEDI voluntary ICD-10 end-to-end testing program for DME providers in July.
Brightree will continue its customer education program, which includes a series of webinars and readiness materials, and advise customers on planning and testing for ICD-10 changes to ensure they are familiar with the codes, and that organizations are prepared for workflow changes that will be impacted by ICD-10. Brightree will continue to finalize product enhancements to support ICD-10 coding and will be performing additional testing with select payers, including state Medicaid programs and other commercial payers. In addition, Brightree will be demonstrating its core solutions at the Medtrade Spring Conference on March 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nev., in booth #1018.
About Brightree LLC
Brightree is the leading provider of cloud-based software for the post-acute care industry. Our 500 team members serve more than 3,000 companies in the HME, home health, hospice, O&P, HME pharmacy, home infusion and rehab home care segments. Brightree’s unique SaaS software solutions follow the natural workflow of providers to automate and improve how they manage their businesses. The company is ranked as one of the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the U.S. on the prestigious Healthcare Informatics 100 (HCI 100) list. For further information, visit www.brightree.com or call 1.888.598.7797.
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