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Recruiter Spotlight: Stacey Wertz

Stacey began working with Registry Partners Incorporated as a corporate recruiter for the oncology services division in November of 2010 before become our Recruitment Coordinator in April of 2014. Stacey has done an outstanding job introducing RPI to many existing staff members who have joined our team, as well as many others who are eager to work with RPI when the opportunity arises.  She has been…

Posted on Apr. 17, 2015 in Recruitment

NCR Week Game Results and Correct Answers!

Thank you to all that submitted responses to the “Join our Ship, Captain and Crew Game” for NCR Week.  Below are the responses and correct answers to the questions.  We hope everyone had a great week!  “If I had a boat or a ship, what would I name it?” 1. Water Therapy- Correct Answer: Dawn DeBolt   Response Ratio Dawn DeBolt 25.6% Linda Reimers 28.2% Crystal…

Posted on Apr. 17, 2015 in From Our Perspective

Routes for getting the CTR certification

We registrars live in a whirlwind of change.  Even our certification exam eligibility is not untouched by modifications.  The Commission on Cancer, CoC, standard 5.1, requires approved programs to have a CTR performing the abstraction.  Non-credentialed staff have a 3 year grace period from the time of hire to obtain the CTR.  Until this is obtained, non-credentialed staff abstraction must be overseen by a CTR.  This…

Posted on Apr. 14, 2015 in From Our Perspective

Q&A: Regional Nodes Examined

Q:    A patient diagnosed with breast cancer by a core biopsy of a supraclavicular lymph node followed by a mastectomy with seven axillary lymph nodes removed.   How do you code regional nodes examined, 07 or 08? A:    Code 08, per CS general instructions if the positive aspiration or core biopsy is from a node in a “different” node region, include the node in the count of…

Posted on Apr. 10, 2015 in How Should I Code This?