Quality: It’s Never an Accident
Cindy Stern, BSN
Design a cancer registry quality plan that satisfies the requirements of the CoC (Std 6.1). Guide the Cancer Committee in monitoring accountability and quality improvement measures including outcomes that are below expected performance rate (Std 7.1). Define the components of a quality study to assess concordance with evidence–based guidelines for diagnosis and 1st course of treatment (Std 7.2).
Tumor Talk: A Little Bit of This and That
Janet Vogel, CTR
Discuss the nuances and complexity of assigning the correct codes in various case scenarios. We will highlight areas where registrars struggle abstracting. *We will identify various resources available to the cancer registrar and how to apply that knowledge when abstracting. There will be discussion on tips for more efficient abstracting.
Wendy Aldinger, RHIA, CTR
Review PCR Accomplishments. Review 2022 Changes. Review NPCR Data Quality Evaluation.
Pediatric CNS Tumors
Amish Shah, MD, PhD
Understand the wide diversity of pediatric CNS tumor diagnoses. Understand the changes and updating of the WHO classification system reflecting our improved understanding of pediatric CNS tumor types. Understand the future of pediatric CNS tumor classification based on molecular characterization.
CoC Accreditation Standard 5: Implications for the Cancer Registry
Frederick L. Green, MD, FACS
Participants will review the COC Standard 5 and identify opportunities for data input into the cancer registry. Participants will review the importance of synoptic reporting for pathology and surgical reports. Participants will identify opportunities for interoperability between the cancer registry and other data repositories in the cancer system.
The Rationale for Radiation Oncology Data Items in STORE
John Christodoules, MD, MPH
Why did the Rad Onc items in FORDS need a re–fresh? What are the new Rad Onc items in STORE? What are we (the CoC) doing to make Rad Onc data items easier to abstract in the future? Case examples.
Abstracting Head and Neck: A CTR’s Perspective
Melissa Chapman, AAS, RHIT, CTR
Recognize the complexity of Head and Neck cases. Identify effective ways to use manuals in abstracting Head and Neck, specifically Solid Tumor Manual and AJCC Staging Manual 8 th Edition. Learn how to assign a primary site and AJCC Stage to a Head and Neck Case.
Concurrent Abstracting: Advantages, Pitfalls & RCRS
Thora Conrad, BS, CTR
Define concurrent abstracting. Offer tips for successfully implementing concurrent abstracting. Discuss the RCRS platform and how to successfully transition to it.
Real World Data and Improving Productivity in your Cancer Registry
Louise Widmer, BA, CTR
How to measure the value of registry data. Discuss best practices in time management and innovations
in cancer registry. How to determine facility–specific productivity benchmarks.