How Should I Code This?- Blood Thinners

Question:     Are blood thinners, e.g., warfarin, coded as treatment in the Other Therapy data item for polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndrome?   Answer: Based on information from the National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration, aspirin and/or other blood thinners are not valid treatment for polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndrome. These drugs are often given to relieve symptoms of the disease such…

Posted on May. 11, 2017 in How Should I Code This?

NCRA RECAP: AJCC 8th Edition

Attending NCRA on Friday April 7th with the AJCC experts was truly humbling.  These are the writers and the contributors to the AJCC staging helping to guide the staging principles, deciding the best stage and how to assign the stage.  Donna Gress completed an impressive presentation on the AJCC 8th edition general rules and guidelines. The biggest take home point for me was how much reading…

Posted on May. 11, 2017 in News & Events

Come See Us at OAHQ!

Come see us at the Ohio Association of Healthcare Quality (OAHQ) Annual Conference May 11-12, 2017 Embassy Suites Columbus Airport, Columbus, OH Stop by and learn more about Registry Partners and how we are the solution to all of your health care quality partnership needs! Also take time to “Register to Win”one of two $50 Visa Gift Cards.

Posted on May. 4, 2017 in From Our Perspective

May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. In honor of Melanoma…

Posted on May. 3, 2017 in From Our Perspective