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Tumor Tip of the Week: 02-16-2024 SEER Retires Tumor Size Clinical and Tumor Size Path in 2024

Scenario: 01-01-2024 Mammogram: 1.5cm RUOQ Mass BI-RADS Cat IV 1-15-2024 Needle Bx+ Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma Question: How will you code Tumor Size Clinical? 015 YOU

  • Omega Healthcare
  • 16 February

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Tumor Tip of the Week-02-09-2024 Revised for 2024 No Treatment vs Surveillance-Different Fields Have Different Rules

02-09-2024 Revised for 2024 No Treatment vs Surveillance-Different Fields Have Different Rules There was a little change in coding instructions for Date Therapy Initiated (SEER

  • Omega Healthcare
  • 12 February

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Tumor tip of the Week: 02-02-2024 Melanoma SSDI Clinical Margin Width

Scenario: 2024 Operative Text: 01/30/2024 Outside facility Dr Brooke: Right inguinal sentinel lymph node biopsy x5, Wide local excision of posterior right calf melanoma- The

  • Omega Healthcare
  • 05 February

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Tumor Tip of the Week 01-26-2024 CYA-Cover Your Abstracting

You should be able to abstract a case from the text you have documented. Be sure to follow your specific facility guidelines and/or State requirements

  • Omega Healthcare
  • 29 January

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Tumor Tip of the Week 01-19-2024 Whipple

Scenario: 1-19-2024 diagnosed with Pancreas Adenocarcinoma treated with a Pyloric-preserving Whipple operation with pancreaticoduodenectomy Question: How would you code the Primary Surgery Code? B350 Local

  • Omega Healthcare
  • 22 January

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Tumor Tip of the Week-01-12-2024 Version 9 AJCC Protocols

Version 9 Protocols available as of 2024 are listed below. These are currently available on Amazon. They are about $10 each paperback or kindle, you

  • Omega Healthcare
  • 16 January