The transition from ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system later this year will be an important one, especially for the hospice community. This transition will affect all hospice staff, documentation and processes currently using ICD-9. We are encouraging our customers to develop a plan to make the transition seamless. As your provider, we will continually update our customers on ICD-10 updates.
ICD-10 and Consolo
The Consolo team has stayed up-to-date on all ICD-10 transition information to assist our customers. On June 27th, Consolo rolled-out a new release with ICD-10 codes. All current customers will be upgraded at no additional cost. Upgrading a few months before the October 1st deadline gives our customers time to get familiar with the new codes and processes.
What does that mean for me?
Within the new release, customers may begin adding ICD10s to any new or existing patients. Although either option may be used, we recommend creating new Clinical Indicators and Diagnoses, rather than edit existing ones. Additionally, Consolo will have an ICD-9 to ICD-10 converter. This will help customers transition even more seamlessly.
Consolo and You
As your hospice software provider, we strive to always help our customers not only meet new requirements, but be ahead of them. We have provided documents and videos for ICD-10 training within Consolo. You can find these in the Help Menu under Release Notes and Reference Documents. Moreover, we are not able to offer specific advice on which ICD-10 codes to use. Hospices are strongly encouraged to identify their own expert ICD10 resources.