CTR Coding Break – Endometrial Coding Review

  The June CTR Coding Break provides an overview of tips and information relative to histology and grade, AJCC 8th edition staging, treatment, and primary site coding. Endometrial primaries histology of mixed types along with terms used as synonyms are reviewed, an example being MMMT Malignant Mixed Mesodermal Tumors as a synonym for Carcinosarcoma. Additional histologic coding examples are provided as well, along with a brief…

Posted on Jun. 24, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – CAnswer Forum: Submitting A Question

In this month’s LIVE CTR Coding Break, we will discuss how to access the CAnswer Forum and its uses. There are instructions on the site that can be followed, however; we will be simplifying the processes of navigation in easy-to-follow instructions. We will then discuss searching for your topic & the use of the “search field” to review all relevant topics within this forum. We will…

Posted on May. 31, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – Quality Control & Common Coding Errors

Every second of every day someone is told they have cancer. As a CTR it is our responsibility to enter and code within the abstract that patient’s diagnosis and treatment journey accurately and completely. As QC Managers we review multiple abstracts each week looking for accuracy and completeness. In the April CTR Coding Break recording, “Quality Control and Common Coding Errors” I will discuss and review…

Posted on Apr. 29, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

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