CTR Coding Break – Lung: Common Coding Errors

The March 2021 Registry Partners CTR Coding Break focuses on common coding errors in Lung abstracting. First, we look at common coding errors when terminology is used, on imaging or by a physician, that might not appear in the ICD-O-3. Another common area that gives abstractors trouble, is terminology around coding bronchial tumors. We will review bronchus terminology and applicable site codes. Then, we move on…

Posted on Mar. 25, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – SSDI Version 2.0 Clarifications & Updates

The February 2021 Registry Partners CTR Coding Break discusses clarifications and updates with the new SSDI version 2.0. The timing for recording lab tests is now listed as the first criteria within the general instructions. All lab values must be done no earlier than approximately three months before diagnosis and two prostate PSA lab value examples are provided. The new note 3 for the circumferential radial…

Posted on Feb. 25, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – Small Improvements, Big Impact

The January 2021 CTR Coding Break, Small Improvements, Big Impact: Tips for optimizing health for the CTR is a bit different than the usual topics you see on our channel. Entering the New Year, many of us set goals and resolutions in our personal lives, but what about our work lives? In this Coding Break, we will explore ways for the CTR to set new healthy…

Posted on Jan. 28, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – Bladder Cancer & Intravesical Therapy

The December CTR Coding Break reviews the topic ‘Bladder Cancer and Intravesical Therapy’. The slides provide a definition of what Intravesical therapy is, how the therapy is administered, and the different types of Intravesical therapy given.  When a patient undergoes a TURBT followed by Intravesical therapy it’s important to code correctly the surgical treatment code(s) sequence along with correctly coding the chemotherapy or immunotherapy (BCG) treatment…

Posted on Dec. 23, 2020 in CTR Coding Break