CTR Coding Break – Malignant Cranial & Peripheral Nerve Tumors

The October 2022 CTR Coding Break titled Malignant Cranial & Peripheral Nerve Tumors reviews anatomy of the twelve cranial nerves and peripheral nerve system, Table 4 in the Solid Tumor Rules Malignant CNS and Peripheral Nerves chapter, as well as discusses a couple case examples. Cranial Nerves come straight out of the brain and when those cranial nerves exit the cranium, they become peripheral nerves. Cranial nerves…

Posted on Oct. 27, 2022 in CTR Coding Break

Sepsis Chatter – Determining the Presence of Initial Hypotension

Welcome to the October 2022 Edition of Sepsis Chatter! Our newest video presentation is titled: Sepsis Chatter – Determining the Presence of Initial Hypotension This presentation begins with a review of the data element “Initial Hypotension”, then continues to explore if and when Initial Hypotension is present in the pregnant patient (defined as 20 weeks gestation through day 3 post-delivery) and the non-pregnant patient diagnosed with…

Posted on Oct. 24, 2022 in Sepsis Chatter

Sepsis Chatter – Blood Culture Collection & Acceptable Delay

Welcome to the September 2022 Edition of Sepsis Chatter! Our newest video presentation is titled: Sepsis Chatter – Blood Culture Collection and Acceptable Delay. This presentation begins with a review of the current CMS abstraction guidance related to Blood Culture Collection and What qualifies as a Blood Culture Collection Acceptable Delay. We will review the application of these guidelines by using examples and providing rationale. Discussion…

Posted on Sep. 29, 2022 in Sepsis Chatter

Presenting Trauma Registry Tips!

Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of Trauma Registry Tips! Our first video is titled: “Trauma Registry Tips: Abstracting Tips for Coding Brain Injuries.” This presentation begins with a review of how to code a traumatic injury in a simple five (5) step process. This thought process can be applied in all coding for traumatically injured patients. Next, a brief review of brain anatomy and basic functions….

Posted on Sep. 15, 2022 in Trauma Registry Tips