Come See Us at the ACE Conference!

Looking for Accreditation Support for your program?  A representative from our Oncology Division would love the opportunity to meet you face-to-face and speak with you about your individual needs! Stop by and see us in Austin, TX  for the ACE (Association of Cancer Executives) Annual Conference January 18-20!  We look forward to seeing you there in booth #9!

Posted on Jan. 13, 2017 in From Our Perspective

How Should I Code This?: Guidelines for Coding Radiation Therapy Treatments

Wilson Apollo gave an excellent presentation at the 2016 NCRA meeting assisting CTRs in coding radiation therapy.  This has been a much needed educational experience in our field as registrars and Radiation Oncologists are not always on the same page when it comes to correct coding. Below, we have some highlights from the presentation. IMRT not always mentioned in RT Treatment Summary. Important to look in…

Posted on Jan. 13, 2017 in How Should I Code This?

Facility Ah-kred-i-ta’-shun 101

Accreditation is a process that a healthcare institution, provider, or program undergoes to demonstrate compliance with standards developed by an official agency.  Accreditation for institutions and agencies in the United States and Canada is voluntary.1 Most of us are aware of the Eligibility Requirement from the Commission on Cancer (ER1) that requires a facility to be accredited by a recognized federal, state, or local authority appropriate…

Posted on Jan. 11, 2017 in From Our Perspective

MoonShot: One Small Step for (A) Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind

In the words of Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, many of us never envisioned man landing and walking on the moon, yet it happened.  Just like the vision of the space race in the 1960’s, there is another race going on involving a heroic goal to win the war on cancer. There are two ground breaking missions; one is called Cancer MoonShot 2020 which is…

Posted on Jan. 5, 2017 in From Our Perspective