Test Submissions
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:

  • You 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.
  • You 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:

  • If 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.

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