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CTR Coding Break – Bladder Site

  The Registry Partners June 2020 CTR Coding Break discusses grade clinical and grade pathological for the bladder site. The presentation reviews the clinical and pathological timeframe, grade notes, priority order, and reviews common questions. A TURBT, transurethral resection of a bladder tumor qualifies for clinical grade only. A cystectomy or partial cystectomy must be performed to qualify for grade pathological. Grade Pathological Note 2 instructs…

Posted on Jun. 24, 2020 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – 2018 SEER Coding & Staging Manual

  The Registry Partners May 2020 CTR Coding Break reviews the 2018 SEER Coding and Staging Manual Appendix C for site-specific coding modules. Appendix C provides site-specific instructions to help abstract a case efficiently and accurately. Some modules include site-specific coding guidelines for coding primary site including priority order, the extent of disease, solid tumor rules, and surgery codes. The presentation focuses on the breast and…

Posted on May. 20, 2020 in CTR Coding Break

CTR Coding Break – Coding Radiation Therapy Treatment

This month’s CTR Coding Break focuses on Coding Radiation Therapy Treatment. Coding for radiation treatment has changed significantly for cases beginning with a diagnosis date of 01/01/2018 to provide NCDB with a more complete and accurate description of contemporary radiation treatment. The following is a brief description with several examples taken directly from the CTR Guide to Coding Radiation Therapy Treatment v2.0, February 2020

Posted on Mar. 25, 2020 in CTR Coding Break