What are your 2015 Program Goals?

New Years Eve is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and apply all that has occurred for the new year. Our consultants enjoy sharing our favorite movies, books, new opportunities, recipes, accomplishments, and embarrassing moments amongst family and friends. Our answers bring laughter and learning and even soul-searching but it’s always a great opportunity to appreciate the year and all it had to offer….

Posted on Dec. 30, 2014 in From Our Perspective

When should I consider using a consultant?

Often a facility requests consultative services in anticipation of a CoC survey, a significant backlog in abstraction has been identified or the oncology team has participated in a disastrous CoC survey! A Registry Partners Incorporated Consultant is of value in any of these circumstances. It honestly does not take long to determine the root causes and develop an action plan for implementation. A brief Cancer Registry 101 or…

Posted on Dec. 26, 2014 in From Our Perspective

What are the common Commission on Cancer deficiencies?

Dr. Takanishi Program Review Subcommittee Vice-Chair reported at the November 2014 Annual Surveyors and Consultants training the most common deficiencies in 2013 were related to NCDB submission and quality, abstracting timeliness, cancer liaison physician responsibilities, quality studies, and quality improvements. Keep in mind, the standards have been revised and abstracting timeliness is no longer included in the review. The Commission on Cancer released two communication this…

Posted on Dec. 19, 2014 in From Our Perspective