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CTR Coding Break – SSDI Range Codes

  The August CTR Coding Break reviews SSDI codes that may be recorded in the medical record with ranges instead of an exact lab value. Breast Ki-67 is a marker of cell proliferation. Colon and Rectum SSDI circumferential resection margin is a strong prognostic factor for local or systemic recurrences. Colon and Rectum SSDI tumor deposits are discrete nodules of cancer in pericolic/perirectal fat without evidence…

Posted on Aug. 24, 2020 in CTR Coding Break

Play Live Trivia with Us Next Week!

Join us this upcoming Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25 at 1 PM EST for some live trivia! Each day we’ll cover 12 new questions about the history of Registry Partners. This will hopefully be a fun and casual get together that we are hoping won’t take too much time out of your day, 15-20 minutes max. By playing you’ll also be entered into a…

Posted on Aug. 21, 2020 in From Our Perspective

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

A newborn baby cannot tell the difference between two objects until 3 months of age. It is not until 5 months of age that a baby develops color vision. Throughout childhood, the vision continues to develop. Babies will move on to judging distance, developing hand-eye coordination, and recognizing familiar objects.  As preschoolers, children are further developing hand-eye-body coordination, fine motor skills, and the visual perception needed…

Posted on Aug. 19, 2020 in From Our Perspective

A Healthcare Star is Born – August 20th

Some 252 years ago on August 20th, 1798, a man by the name of Thomas Hodgkin was born. Hodgkin became a physician and pathologist; well known for discovering Hodgkin disease in 1832 when he was 64 years of age. Hodgkin disease is a malignant disease of lymph tissue which is also referred to as Hodgkin Lymphoma. Aside from being a well-known physician and pathologist, Dr. Hodgkin…

Posted on Aug. 17, 2020 in From Our Perspective