Earlier this year, the Commission on Cancer released the 2016 Edition of the Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care. This manual includes clarification and improved language to help further understand how the standards are intended and the criteria for compliance.
With each tick of the clock cancer registrars are feeling more and more anxious to receive information from the cancer registry standard setters regarding the 2016 changes. This information is usually released in January, however, six months later many registrars are finding their hands tied. Until the new standards are released to the software vendors and state registries, no one can complete or submit 2016 cases to state or regional registries.
Topics: Cancer Registry