Christiana Care Health SysytemICD-10

September 30, 2015

Ten to 10 – Week 0

ICD-10 is Live!

The ICD-10 Compliance Date of October 1, 2015 has arrived.  A valid ICD-10 code must be used for all service dates beginning on October 1, 2015.  The  >ICD-10 Website contains a multitute of references for you to use. 


This is the ICD-10 Help Line that can answer any questions related to ICD-10.  The hours of operation are:

  • Monday – Friday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Providers can access the following resources on the ICD-10 website under Physician Resources:
    • Doc Tips (Diseases Specific)
    • Documentation Guidance (Speciality Specific)
    • Job Aids
    • Access I-Search to find those hard to identify ICD-10 codes or to translate a known ICD-9 code to ICD-10.
      • Don’t have access?  Submit a SAM access request.  *Note – Manager approval will be required before you can begin to use the application.
      • All assigned training modules (Levels 1 – 5) are still available for completion.

ICD-10 Fact

While ICD-10 is now new for all of us, the need for a new coding structure (upgrade from ICD-9) was identified in the 1970s. 

For more information click on the ICD-10 link on the Portal or  call the ICD-10 Team 302-327-7610.


Feedback? Questions? Send us an email or call 302-327-7610