Test submission imitates formal submission, but without formal
approval. A test submission goes through the same edits and generates
the same error reports as a formal submission, allowing you to correct
your data before you submit it formally. Test submission offers other
benefits as well:
can submit test data as soon as the report period opens, maximizing the
time you have to correct your data before the due date.
- You can submit data for a portion of the report period to test your file format.
can correct and resubmit data as many times as you like. When the test
data meets the established ETL, you can be confident it will be
approved when you submit it formally.
Two important things about test submissions that you should keep in mind:
you submit more than one file for the same report period, the new file
you submit will overwrite all data you previously submitted for that
period, including any saved records and online corrections.
- If you submit partial data, the resulting error reports may not truly reflect your data's accuracy.
Now that you understand the submission types, let's go back to selecting the submission type.