Oncology Coding Break – EOD & SEER Summary Stage: Pericolorectal Tissue Invasion

The May 2024 Registry Partners Oncology Coding Break is one many have been waiting for: EOD & SEER Summary Stage: Pericolorectal Tissue Invasion! Coding EOD of the Primary Tumor and SEER Summary Stage when pericolorectal tissues are invaded can be challenging. Accurate coding requires anatomy knowledge, good investigational skills, diligence, critical thinking, and consulting the appropriate manuals and resources.  First and foremost, we need to ensure…

Posted on May. 27, 2024 in Oncology Coding Break

Oncology Coding Break – ODS-C Guide to Navigating & Coding Radiation Treatment Summaries

On April 18th 2024, Melissa Chapman, a Quality Consultant with Registry Partners, presented a one hour special coding break on the topic of “ODS-C Guide to Navigating & Coding Radiation Treatment”. The first portion of this presentation focused on recognizing the elements of a radiation treatment summary and utilizing the resources available for extracting radiation coding data items from the medical record and specified radiation treatment…

Posted on Apr. 29, 2024 in Oncology Coding Break

Oncology Coding Break – Active Surveillance

The March 2024 Registry Partners Oncology Coding Break is here to discuss Active Surveillance. We’ll explain what it is and how it works. Active Surveillance is a way of managing treatment that’s widely accepted. Essentially, if a patient and their doctor agree on Active Surveillance, it means they won’t undergo any other treatments initially. Instead, they’ll be closely monitored with regular scans, lab tests, and possibly…

Posted on Mar. 25, 2024 in Oncology Coding Break

Oncology Coding Break – Grade Coding Updates

The February 2024 Registry Partners Oncology Coding Break presents the topic of grade coding updates. The grade manual coding instructions are reviewed beginning with autopsy grading that has been added to the manual. The findings from the autopsy direct the ODS-C to the correct grade time frame (clinical, post-therapy clinical, pathological, and post therapy pathological) and we cannot assume autopsy grade should be assigned to pathological…

Posted on Feb. 26, 2024 in Oncology Coding Break