Recap – Cancer Registrars of Illinois Meeting

The Cancer Registrars of Illinois held their annual meeting this year in Decatur, IL on September 12th and 13th. As expected, the main topic of conversation surrounded the 2018 changes and new manuals. The conference agenda covered a variety of topics and there was certainly something for everyone who attended. A favorite topic of the conference was from “Text! Why is it Important?”, which was presented…

Posted on Sep. 26, 2019 in News & Events

Introducing the CTR Coding Break!

The Registry Partners Quality Team is very excited to announce the new series of educational videos called: “CTR Coding Break”. The CTR Coding Breaks will be a 5-10 minute presentation that is published monthly on “hot topics” within the industry to help CTRs interpret, understand, and apply the coding rules. Our first video for the September CTR Coding Break focuses on one of the new Breast…

Posted on Sep. 25, 2019 in CTR Coding Break

Fall Prevention Awareness Week

With the first day of fall starting September 23rd, this is also the start of the 2019 Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Falls are the leading cause of injuries, traumatic deaths, and traumatic hospital admission among adults aged 65 and older. Even a fall from ground level can dramatically reduce a person’s quality of life and independence resulting in a variety of injuries ranging from minor bumps…

Posted on Sep. 23, 2019 in From Our Perspective

September is National Head Lice Prevention Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6-12 million head lice infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3-11 years old. With kids heading back to school, September is a prime month to raise awareness about head lice. Head lice are parasitic insects that can live on a person’s head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. They are about 2-3 mm long (the…

Posted on Sep. 20, 2019 in From Our Perspective