Oncology Coding Break – Coding Errors & Misinterpretations

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Heather Donohue

Educator & Internship Program Manager

Have you committed yourself to quality in 2024? If not, it’s never too late! As registrars, we are an integral piece of the puzzle when it comes to advancements in patient care,  better outcomes, and increased survival. Committing yourself to quality is crucial, and this 2-hour presentation is a great place to start. We hit on many of the nuances and complexities that we face when abstracting, and provide meaningful slides that can be used as an efficient resource, later! We start by reviewing common disease site coding errors, histology changes, and grade coding complexities. We cover some of the most common lymphovascular invasion, staging procedures, and SSDI errors! Next, we jump into AJCC staging errors with a special focus on pN exceptions and the 4 disease patterns in lung cancer. We wrap things up with common treatment coding errors, with a special focus on hematopoietic treatment. 

Also, be sure to check out the special announcement at the end of the presentation!

Click here if you would like to download this presentation as PDF. You can also download this month’s presentation Q&A as well by clicking here