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How do I ensure my cancer registry doesn’t slide backwards again?

No one wants to lose momentum and success after working diligently to improve a cancer registry or after obtaining/maintain their Commission on Cancer compliance. Using a management support plan is a means to keep from back into bad habits. A monthly management support plan includes Monthly reports to evaluate cancer case abstraction productivity and status of ALL cases in suspense Follow up rates compared to the…

Posted on Aug. 18, 2015 in From Our Perspective

Consultant Spotlight: Mandi Kraushaar- RHIA, CTR

Mandi Kraushaar

Amanda “Mandi” Kraushaar has worked with Registry Partners since June 2014.  She began her employment as a full-time Project CTR before transitioning to  Project Manager in January of this year. Mandi primarily works with CoC accredited cancer programs. She has recently began mentoring an on-site registrar on abstracting in preparation for the CTR exam. Prior to joining RPI, Mandi worked for Franciscan Saint Francis Health in Indianapolis,…

Posted on Aug. 14, 2015 in Consultant Spotlight

Shop Talk with Laura P. Ruppert, M.H.A., R.T. (R) (M), Director of the Cancer Surveillance Section at the Indiana State Department of Health

  Q:     The Death Clearance follow back process is something the hospital registrars are contacted about yearly. Can you tell us when that process is begun and when is the call for data? A:     “The Indiana State Cancer Registry (ISCR) was established in 1985 [“for the purpose of recording all cases of malignant disease and other tumors and precancerous diseases required to be reported by federal…

Posted on Aug. 13, 2015 in Consultant Spotlight

Commission on Cancer: Survey Application Record (SAR) Your ship has come in!

As a Cancer Program Administrator, Chair, Liaison Physician or Registrar, this is the time of the year that you love to hate! Summer is in full swing, fall is around the corner, and suddenly you realize you need to update your Survey Application Record (SAR) or Program Activity Record (PAR), because you may have your 2016-2017 survey right around the corner! The expectation is that you…

Posted on Aug. 12, 2015 in From Our Perspective