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Survey Savvy, Save the Date!

Survey Savvy is back for 2011!  The next Survey Savvy Workshop will be held in Chicago, IL on Thursday, March 3, 2011 and Friday, March 4, 2011.  The registration fee will be $600 per person for this two-day workshop and the hotel rate will be $149 per night plus applicable taxes.  Registration is not open at this time.  More details and registration information will be available in upcoming issues of the CoC Flash.

National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)
Effects of the 2011 NCDB Submission Cycle on Standards 3.6 and 3.7

In 2011, there will be six separate NCDB submission periods, each one month long, and each collecting data diagnosed during two specified diagnosis years.  The schedule is posted at http://www.facs.org/cancer/ncdb/registrars.html. For compliance with Standard 3.6 (timely submission of all required cases), initial submission and any required Standard 3.7 (data quality) corrections must take place by the specified dates for the given diagnosis year. NCDB will develop a convenient web tool to keep track of cases required to be submitted, and which have already been submitted, during each of the six submission periods.

Extensions for Standard 3.6 will continue to be given in 2011 only under highly unique circumstances.  Extensions must be requested separately for each of the six submission periods, if needed. The first extension granted will not affect the program’s Standard 3.7 rating. If an extension is required for a second submission period during 2011, submissions made after the published Standard 3.6 submission deadline will not be eligible for the Standard 3.7 commendation rating even if the initial submission of the data was error-free. No more than two extensions will be granted for Standard 3.6 during 2011. No extensions will be granted for Standard 3.7. 

Submissions made in 2011 will not be surveyed until 2012.  See http://www.facs.org/cancer/ncdb/registrars.html for links to documents that describe the specific requirements for surveys conducted in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for Standards 3.6 and 3.7. 

The Commission on Cancer Accreditation Committee will meet later in the summer to determine how Standard 3.3 (abstracting timeliness) will be evaluated for cases abstracted during 2010. Details will be widely distributed when they are available.


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June 30, 2010
In This Issue
CoC News
National Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control Leadership Institute
Accreditation Program
CoC Will Notify Facilities for 2011 Survey by E-mail
Survey Application Record (SAR) Annual Update Process
Standards 3.3 and 4.6 SAR Revision
National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)
Effects of the 2011 NCDB Submission Cycle on Standards 3.6 and 3.7
Questions Answered about Changes in NCDB’s Data Submission Cycle
Revised version of Hematopoietic DB and 2010 Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasm Case Reportability and Coding Manual Now Available
NewsCLiPs: News for Cancer Liaison Physicians
Cancer Liaison Physician Terms Expiring July 1
Newly Appointed State Chairs
Educational Activities
Upcoming CoC Live Webinars
On-Demand Webinars Now Available
"Group View" Now Available For On-Demand Webinars
News from the American Joint Committee On Cancer (AJCC)
Modification of the CS Testis Schema
User-Friendly Electronic CS Manual to be Released in 2011
CS is Coded According to the Date of Diagnosis
NCRA's CSv2 Printed Package
News from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
NAPBC Schedules Future Workshops
NAPBC Offers Priority Scheduling to CoC Programs for 2011
NAPBC to Run Banner Ad on US News & World Report Website
News from CoC Partners
Current SRGS Issue Reviews Oncology
American College of Oncology Administrators
NCRA News
Spotlight on Member Organizations
Monthly Spotlight: American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Association
Upcoming Programs
Thursday, August 5, 2010, 1:00 PM Central, Making Peace with the NCDB Call for Data
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 1:00 PM Central, Introduction to the NCDB Tools: Real Life Examples on How to Use NCDB Comparison Benchmark, Survival, CP3R and RQRS Reports
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 9:00 AM Central, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA): What Does This Mean for My Patients?

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 10:00 AM Central, Introduction to the Rapid Quality Response System (RQRS): What it means for your Cancer Program

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 12:00 PM Central, EGAPP Recommendations for Lynch syndrome Genetic Testing: Impact on Colorectal Cancer Care
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