CMS Publishes Changes in Core Measures Reporting Requirements for Calendar Year 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) Final Rules in August. For the Hospital IQR Program, 39 measures will be removed or de-duplicated from the Hospital IQR Program over four fiscal years. The chart abstracted measures being removed are as follows: Beginning with Calendar Year (CY) 2019…

Posted on Sep. 28, 2018 in From Our Perspective

Congratulations New CTRs!

We wanted to take a moment to Congratulate the 109 new Certified Tumor Registrars (CTRs) who passed their national certification exam in the Spring of 2018. Welcome to the world of cancer registry … it’s a great place to be and we hope you will find your new profession and certification very rewarding.   Photo by Pixabay on Pexels

Posted on Sep. 28, 2018 in Recruitment

Site-Specific Data Item Manual (SSDI) – Breast Chapter Overview of New Items

Estrogen Receptor and Progesterone Receptor ER and PR Percent Positive or Range is percent of cells staining ER and PR positive by IHC ER and PR Total Allred Score is based on the percentage of cells that stain positive by IHC for estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) and the intensity of that staining The clinician’s statement takes priority; however, if the physician does not…

Posted on Sep. 26, 2018

Come See Us at the Oncology Registrars Association of New Jersey and the Texas Tumor Registrars Association Annual Conferences

When/Where:  ORANJ Annual Conference Dates: October 4-5, 2018 Location: Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, New Jersey   TxTRA Annual Conference Dates: October 3-5, 2018 Location: The Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine, TX Whether you are interested in partnering with us to address your cancer registry needs or possibly looking for new career opportunities … please stop by to visit with us and don’t forget…

Posted on Sep. 26, 2018 in News & Events