Test Production Data without Submitting for Processing

Sending a claim with the T usageIndicator is a valid way to test production data without submitting for processing. The claim will be passed through our clearinghouse edits, including any payer specific edits for the payer listed on the claim. The clearinghouse reports will be returned, if the claim is accepted, it will not be sent to the payer for further processing. The JSON would be: usageIndicator: T. This way, it will not go to the payers.

Please make sure that the API you are trying to test is added to your sandbox entitlement/credentials. Within the sandbox environment, you can only test with Optum's predefined values and responses. With claims, you can do more thorough testing with live data being sent to the production endpoint, but be sure to specify the usage indicator to T (test).