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

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