CRM: Oncology Treatment and Coding

Online Education Courses

This course gives an in-depth overview of available cancer treatment options, how treatment works to destroy or eliminate cancer, and how to code each. There will be a comprehensive review of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, and other less frequently used treatment modalities. Treatment modalities will be linked to the types of cancer they are used against. In addition, clinical pathways will be utilized to help students determine what types of treatment he/she should expect to find in medical records based on site, extent, and type of cancer.


Upon review of case summaries, treatment identification and coding will occur. First line of treatment will be defined and identified. For each treatment modality, a detailed overview of coding references will take place and appropriate codes will be assigned. After case summaries have been coded, students will be able to determine if the treatment for the case is complete or if the case requires further research.

The complete Cancer Registry Management (CRM) program consists of the following 10 courses:

4 Prerequisites
6 Specialty Courses
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Human Disease
  • Cancer Registry Structure and Management
  • Abstracting Methods
  • Computer Basics in Healthcare
  • Cancer Registry Operations
  • Oncology Treatment and Coding
  • Medical Terminology
  • Cancer Disease Coding and Staging
  • Follow-up, Data Quality and Utilization
  • Pathophysiology/Pharmacology

    CRM is a self-paced program, designed for those interested in entering the cancer registry profession. Cancer Registrars possess the clinical and technical knowledge and skills necessary to maintain components of the disease-related data collection systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and accreditation requirements of the health care delivery system. In all types of facilities, and in various locations within a facility, cancer registrars manage and analyze clinical cancer information for the purpose of processing, maintaining, compiling and reporting health information for research, quality management/improvement, facility planning and marketing, monitoring patient outcomes, cancer program development, cancer prevention and surveillance, survival data, compliance of reporting standards, evaluation of the results of treatment, and national accreditation standards.



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