CTR Coding Break – Lung: Common Coding Errors

The March 2021 Registry Partners CTR Coding Break focuses on common coding errors in Lung abstracting. First, we look at common coding errors when terminology is used, on imaging or by a physician, that might not appear in the ICD-O-3. Another common area that gives abstractors trouble, is terminology around coding bronchial tumors. We will review bronchus terminology and applicable site codes. Then, we move on…

Posted on Mar. 25, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

Registry Spotlight: ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation

The past year and COVID-19 pandemic have had a major financial impact on many hospitals across the country. Healthcare facilities are focusing on rebounding from this hardship in 2021 by reallocating resources and streamlining patient care. Some are also focusing on marketing to increase volumes. Part of that marketing includes public reporting of care outcomes data. In today’s age of available consumer knowledge and choice, it…

Posted on Mar. 22, 2021 in Spotlight

Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep Awareness Week runs this year from March 14-20, 2021, and spotlights the importance of sleep in our daily lives and encourages everyone to learn about habits, practices, and routines that improve our sleep quality and overall health. Sleep is one of the most crucial factors in our overall health and well-being, but how many of us actually get the amount of sleep our bodies need?…

Posted on Mar. 18, 2021 in From Our Perspective

Patient Safety Awareness Week

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is once again sponsoring its annual Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 14-20, 2021. During this week, everyone is encouraged to learn more about healthcare safety and take action to improve the safety of the healthcare system.  There are many areas of focus for the week from leadership’s role to practices and recognizing wins. Healthcare safety will impact all of…

Posted on Mar. 15, 2021 in From Our Perspective