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Consultant Spotlight: Heather Price, CTR

Heather Price, CTR has worked with Registry Partners in a full time capacity for the last four years.  She started out as a full time project CTR in May of 2012 and in January 2014 was promoted to Project Specialist/QC Specialist before transitioning to Quality Control Manager in September of last year.  She has worked on a variety of projects consisting of state report only, state…

Posted on Sep. 30, 2016 in Consultant Spotlight

EMS / Ambulance Documentation Q&As

Question 136:      Are we allowed to use fluids administered by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in route to our facility? Answer 136:        Yes, depending on the rate at which they are administered and whether or not there is an order or protocol that serves as an order. Fluids must be given at a rate greater than 125 ml/hour (equivalent to 1000 ml…

Posted on Sep. 30, 2016 in How Should I Code This?

Come See Us at the OCRA (OK) & MiCRA Conferences Next Week!

Looking for support for your program? Interested in working for Registry Partners Oncology Division? We would love the opportunity to meet you face-to-face and speak with you about your individual needs!  Stop by and see us at the following conferences next week! Oklahoma Cancer Registrars Association- Annual Meeting October 6 & 7, 2016 Cancer Treatment Center of America Tulsa, OK Click here for more information! Michigan Cancer…

Posted on Sep. 30, 2016 in Recruitment

All About Lactate Draws

Among the confusing rules for sepsis abstractions, is the one regarding which lactate is the initial lactate collected when multiple lactates are drawn. Additionally, clarification has been received from Qnet regarding differences in wording between the related data elements. For abstraction, arterial and venous lactate levels may be used. Point of care lactate can be used. For purposes of the measure the initial lactate is not…

Posted on Sep. 21, 2016 in How Should I Code This?