Milestone Monday – Mary Richardson – 5 Year Anniversary

Mary Richardson, Abstractor for the Pediatric Service Line, celebrated her 5-Year Anniversary on October 7, 2021.  Mary joined us in October 2016 and has been a member of our team since then. When asked what it means to reach this milestone she said, “During my 40-year career in nursing, I had always worked in the hospital setting with the responsibility of holiday, weekend, and staffing requirements….

Posted on Dec. 27, 2021 in News & Events

CTR Coding Break – AJCC TNM Staging System Summary

The December 2021 CTR Coding Break summarizes the AJCC TNM Staging System: Categories, General Rules for Staging, and Classifications found in the AJCC 8th Edition and described in Chapter 1 – Principles for Cancer Staging. The AJCC TNM staging for each cancer type is put together by defining the size and extent of cancer for the tumor (T), the number of nearby lymph nodes that have…

Posted on Dec. 23, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

Recap – 2021 Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO): A Data Managers Meeting

The Annual Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting was held October 12 – October 15, 2021. Surgeon Leaders, STS Staff, and Data Managers came together to share research and clinical findings with the goal of improving data collection and patient outcomes. Due to continued challenges presented by COVID – 19, the conference was once again held virtually. Participants joined the conference using a virtual web…

Posted on Dec. 20, 2021 in News & Events