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Q&A: SEER Summary Stage 2000 Category

Q: A patient is diagnosed with Lung cancer with findings positive of left supraclavicular lymph node metastasis. The lung tumor is located in the LUL with no further extension noted. What is the SEER Summary Stage? A: Per SEER General Summary Stage manual, involvement of supraclavicular lymph nodes, ipsilateral or contralateral is a code 7 – Distant.

Posted on Mar. 20, 2015 in How Should I Code This?

Remote Interview Recommendations

The Registry Partners Incorporated recruiters perform the preliminary interview for applicants via phone calls and management interviews are often conducted using videoconferencing.   Just like any interview the key is being prepared!   Ensure you have all of the required documentation needed for reference, have prepared for the expected questions for managing people and projects as well as a thorough understanding of the expectations and requirements for CTR…

Posted on Mar. 19, 2015 in Recruitment

Selecting the right computer for remote abstracting

When buying a computer to work remotely, shoppers are still faced with the bevy of choices that can make the purchase experience seem a bit bewildering at times. Thankfully with the advent of consumer feedback through online reviews and the incredibly competitive nature of the computer manufacturing process, it is really difficult to buy a bad computer today. Even better for users is the peace of…

Posted on Mar. 19, 2015 in Corporate Security

Are you completing your NCAA Brackets?

I join the thousands of others who haven’t followed a single college basketball game but are now excited for March Madness to begin.  I have filled out brackets for years with some horrible outcomes and some top finishes much to the amazement of my peers and family.  I have as good of a chance of scoring points with my brackets as just about anyone else.  Beating out…

Posted on Mar. 17, 2015 in From Our Perspective