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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Every March we raise awareness about Colorectal Cancer – below is a quiz to test your knowledge about colorectal cancer. Hopefully, you will learn something new as you work your way through the questions. For more information about colorectal cancer awareness – please visit www.ccalliance.org During which month do we focus on promoting awareness of colorectal cancer? Answer: March. (That was a freebie!). Blue ribbons are…

Posted on Mar. 2, 2020 in From Our Perspective

Join the Fight Against the e-Cigarette Epidemic

Almost every day in the news you hear about another illness or death related to e-cigarette use. The number of people impacted by e-cigarettes is getting to epidemic proportions.  Fight Flavored e-Cigs is a relatively new website that was launched in 2019 to raise awareness about the e-cigarette epidemic. Their website shares the staggering statistics below, highlighting just how unsafe and harmful e-cigarettes are.  1 in…

Posted on Feb. 28, 2020 in From Our Perspective

Registry Spotlight: Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR)

This month’s registry spotlight is on the Total Hip and Knee Replacement registry through The Joint Commission. Registry Partners’ Surgical Services team can assist facilities and institutions nationwide with their THKR 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…

Posted on Feb. 26, 2020 in From Our Perspective

CTR Coding Break – Additional Information for Coding Melanoma Surgery

  The February 2020 CTR Coding Break reviews the additional information for coding skin/melanoma surgery as communicated during the October 24, 2019, The Brief. The coding break walks through an example where the operative report may be used to determine the surgical code. The recording ends with a brief navigation of the Cancer Program News site where you may subscribe to The Brief for informative updates…

Posted on Feb. 24, 2020 in CTR Coding Break