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90 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award
The CoC of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 90 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States.
Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The award is granted to facilities that demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.
In the February Flash, the CoC announced that the Facility Information Profile System (FIPS) Level II Data: Cases Reported to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) by Site and Stage would be posted in March. However, due to the resubmission due date of March 31 for corrected 2009 data originally reported to the NCDB in January, 2011, the FIPS Level II data tables will now be posted in mid-April.
All CoC-accredited cancer programs will be notified by e-mail in April, 2011, when the 2009 FIPS Level II data is available for review and release.
If you have questions e-mail CoC@facs.org or call 312-202-5085.