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REGISTRY ROUNDUP: Volume 22 Issue 4 PAGE 1 REGISTRY ROUNDUP Volume 23 Issue 1 | February 2016 Registrar Spotlight! The 2015 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training was held November 15-17, 2015 in Nashville, TN. At this national event, Julia Crum, Trauma Registrar at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, presented “Strategies for Maximizing Retrieval of EMS Patient Care Records.” Congratulations, Julia! ICD-10-CM/PCS Has Arrived! ICD-10-CM/PCS arrived on January 1, 2016 for PA trauma registrars! The PTSF has received many questions and we anticipate many more questions to come! In order to best address each question, the PTSF has put into place an ICD-10 specific e-mail account and an ICD-10 Q&A document. Please send all ICD-10 related questions to ICD10Questions@ptsf.org. PTSF staff will review these questions and post responses within the ICD-10 Q&A document. To access the ICD-10 Q&A go to www.ptsf.org. Click on “Resources.” Click on “(Show)” next to Trauma Registry. Scroll down until you see “ICD-10 Q&A” and click to download. Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) Exam Would you like to have formal recognition of your trauma registry knowledge? The CSTR exam is once again being offered by the American Trauma Society (ATS)! Information regarding the certification itself, eligibility, fees, and how to register can be found on the ATS website at http://www.amtrauma.org/?page=CSTR. Don’t Wait! Do you have a question for PTSF staff ? Do you have recommendations for changes? Don’t wait! Contact PTSF staff ! There is no need to hold any questions or changes until the end of the year. The sooner you bring an issue to our attention, the sooner we can address it. • Nathan McWilliams, Director of Technology/Trauma Registry – nathan@ptsf.org • Stephanie Radzevick, Trauma Data Analyst – sradzevick@ptsf.org • Lyndsey Diehl, Trauma Data Quality Specialist – ldiehl@ptsf.org Remote Educational Visits The PTSF still has a desire to remotely access trauma centers’ electronic medical records in order to conduct inter-rater reliability reviews remotely! Please contact Lyndsey at ldiehl@ptsf.org if your center would be interested in a remote educational visit in 2016.

Registry Roundup

Registrar Spotlight!

The 2015 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training was held November 15-17, 2015 in Nashville, TN. At this national event, Julia Crum, Trauma Registrar at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, presented “Strategies for Maximizing Retrieval of EMS Patient Care Records.” Congratulations, Julia!

Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) Exam

Would you like to have formal recognition of your trauma registry knowledge? The CSTR exam is once again being offered by the American Trauma Society (ATS)! Information regarding the certification itself, eligibility, fees, and how to register can be found on the ATS website at http://www.amtrauma.org/?page=CSTR.

Remote Educational Visits

The PTSF still has a desire to remotely access trauma centers’ electronic medical records in order to conduct inter-rater reliability reviews remotely! Please contact Lyndsey at ldiehl@ptsf.org if your center would be interested in a remote educational visit in 2016.

ICD-10-CM/PCS Has Arrived!

ICD-10-CM/PCS arrived on January 1, 2016 for PA trauma registrars! The PTSF has received many questions and we anticipate many more questions to come! In order to best address each question, the PTSF has put into place an ICD-10 specific e-mail account and an ICD-10 Q&A document. Please send all ICD-10 related questions to ICD10Questions@ptsf.org. PTSF staff will review these questions and post responses within the ICD-10 Q&A document. To access the ICD-10 Q&A go to www.ptsf.org. Click on “Resources.” Click on “(Show)” next to Trauma Registry. Scroll down until you see “ICD-10 Q&A” and click to download.

Don’t Wait!

Do you have a question for PTSF staff ? Do you have recommendations for changes? Don’t wait! Contact PTSF staff ! There is no need to hold any questions or changes until the end of the year. The sooner you bring an issue to our attention, the sooner we can address it.

• Nathan McWilliams, Director of Technology/Trauma Registry – nathan@ptsf.org

• Stephanie Radzevick, Trauma Data Analyst – sradzevick@ptsf.org

• Lyndsey Diehl, Trauma Data Quality Specialist – ldiehl@ptsf.org

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