Registry Spotlight: Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Database

This month’s registry spotlight is on the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Registry. Registry Partners’ Pediatric Service Line assists facilities and institutions nationwide with their VON data collection efforts. We serve as a complete outsource solution or can augment the facility’s current data collection team to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate data collection and submission.  Read on to learn more about the Vermont Oxford Network Registry….

Posted on Apr. 29, 2020 in Spotlight

CTR Coding Break – Date of First Contact

  The April CTR Coding Break reviews the STORE data item – Date of First Contact. A brief overview is provided with STORE page numbers along with a working example. The STORE manual instructs to record the date the patient first had contact with the facility as either an inpatient or outpatient for diagnosis and/or first-course treatment of a reportable tumor. For analytic cases, the date…

Posted on Apr. 27, 2020 in CTR Coding Break

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month! This is a month dedicated to helping raise awareness of sports-related injuries in young athletes as well as assisting parents and coaches to learn how to prevent them. As the weather starts to get warmer and the smell of baseball is in the air, you will find spring and summer sports are back in action. April is a pretty…

Posted on Apr. 24, 2020 in From Our Perspective

Today Marks 50 Years Of Earth Day

Today marks the 50th year of Earth Day and this year’s theme is Climate Action. Not a small task but a challenge full of opportunities and one that can make the world a better place for generations to come. Earth Day was established in 1970 as a response to an environment in crisis and a demand for change and a new way forward for our planet….

Posted on Apr. 22, 2020 in From Our Perspective