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CTR Coding Break – Common Exceptions to AJCC Staging

The December CTR Coding Break reviews common exceptions to AJCC staging. The presentation walks through exceptions where the CTR may assign a clinical N within the pathological N category and where site-specific T values with the assignment of any N and M0 result in a specific stage group. Melanoma, Kidney, GIST, and Thyroid are some of the sites reviewed and the AJCC 8th edition in situ…

Posted on Dec. 23, 2019 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – Aborted Neoadjuvant Therapy

The Registry Partners November Coding Break discusses neoadjuvant therapy. The presentation reviews types of neoadjuvant therapy, abstract fields affected by neoadjuvant therapy and examples of unusual and aborted neoadjuvant therapy cases.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2019 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – Lymph Nodes

  The October CTR Coding Break discusses sentinel lymph node biopsy and regional lymph node dissection. The presentation will review the Commission on Cancer’s 6 new data items relating to the sentinel lymph node biopsy and regional lymph node dissection, providing examples on how each data item is coded.

Posted on Oct. 22, 2019 in CTR Coding Break

Introducing the CTR Coding Break!

The Registry Partners Quality Team is very excited to announce the new series of educational videos called: “CTR Coding Break”. The CTR Coding Breaks will be a 5-10 minute presentation that is published monthly on “hot topics” within the industry to help CTRs interpret, understand and apply the coding rules. Our first video for the Septemeber CTR Coding Break focuses on one of the new Breast…

Posted on Sep. 25, 2019 in CTR Coding Break