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NCRA Session Summary- 2014+ Rules for Tumor Grade

2014+ Rules for Tumor Grade Jetty Alverson, CTR Refer to FORDS 2015 for coding instructions Tumor grade is NOT the same as stage Do not use Table 13 pages 16-17 in the ICD-O-3 manual because the information is outdated and is only to be used for cases before 2010 References are posted on the SEER website IF FIGO grade is provided, code histologic grade as 9…

Posted on May. 31, 2016 in From Our Perspective

Consultant Spotlight: Sandy Dalen, MPA, BSW

Sandy began working with the Registry Partners Quality Division as a Validation Specialist in April, 2014 before being promoted to Senior Project Manager in November of 2015. Since day one, she has done an incredible job on each project she has been assigned. Her dedication to quality abstractions and determination for hard work and achieving excellence have contributed to Sandy’s success. She has assisted our existing…

Posted on May. 31, 2016 in Consultant Spotlight

Managing the Windows 10 Auto-Upgrade Headache

Several support tickets have come into the Registry Partners IT department within the last week where staff members have received an update to Windows 10 even if they did not want it or closed out of the Update pop-up window. This is due to Microsoft changing the behavior of that pop-up box. (Further explanation can be found here if you’re interested.)  To some, this may seem…

Posted on May. 27, 2016 in Corporate Security

How Should I Code This? – SURGICAL MARGINS OF PRIMARY SITE

Coding surgical margins is sometimes challenging.  Below are some tips to assist in coding this field. Record the margin status as it appears in the pathology report Code 7 if the pathology report indicates the margins could not be determined Code 9 if the pathology report makes no mention of margins or no tissue was sent to pathology. Code 1 if involvement is indicated but not…

Posted on May. 27, 2016 in How Should I Code This?