Christiana Care Health SysytemICD-10

September 24, 2015

Ten to 10

Week 1

With just one week to go until the ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2015, it is time to complete those final preparation efforts.

What do I need to know? 

  • Valid ICD-10 codes must be used for services beginning October 1, 2015.
  • Claims with a date of service before October  1, 2015, will need ICD-9 codes even if the claims are submitted after October 1, 2015.
  • The ICD-10 Help Line – 302-327-7610 - is available now.  Beginning October 1, 2015, the hours of operation are:
    • Monday – Friday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What do I need to do?

  • Complete all assigned training by September 30, 2015.
  • Complete any outstanding remediation tasks for your area and report the status to the ICD-10 team. 
  • Collect and discard any billing forms, job aids, and reference materials that contain ICD-9 information.
  • Implement into your workflow new billing forms, job aids, and reference materials with ICD-10 information.
  • Outpatient areas and Physician Practice locations should display Patient Communication signage (delieverd this week by member of the ICD-10 team) at your registration or waiting area

ICD-10 Fact

24.2% of ICD-9 codes have an exact match to ICD-10 codes.

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

Feedback? Questions? Send us an email or call 302-327-7628