For instance, beginning January 1, 2016, Collaborative Staging will no longer be required for cancer registry data. Moving forward the focus will be on the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging. Standard-setters in the U.S. and Canada will require AJCC Tumor, Lymph Node and Metastasis (TNM) and Summary Stage coding to be recorded in the cancer registry abstract.
The Industry Responds to this Change
In response, a Collaborative Staging transition group has been formed by organizations within the cancer surveillance community to provide updates, share information and develop best practices to address this change.
Communication updates and ongoing efforts to coordinate the transition are being shared through the Collaborative Staging group’s newsletter. The latest update addresses the confusion surrounding the terms “Directly Coded” or “Directly Assigned” AJCC Stage.
These terms were originally intended to differentiate between the derived AJCC Stage obtained through the use of the Collaborative Staging System versus the collection of AJCC Stage following the AJCC 7th edition manual. To avoid any confusion, moving forward, “the collection of AJCC Stage and SEER Summary Stage” will mean the collection of stage without the use of the Collaborative Staging System.
CHAMPS Responds to this Change
In order to prepare for this Collaborative Staging change, CHAMPS Oncology has scheduled cancer registry education sessions for their 40-plus staff members in Cleveland, Columbus and Indianapolis. CHAMPS’ staff will continue to learn how to identify inconsistencies and choose the correct staging elements for their clients.
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
CHAMPS Oncology Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, will be presenting during the Registry Management Symposium portion of the conference. Her presentation, Transform Your Cancer Program with the Data You Collect, will take place during the conference. Check back for more details on her presentation as the conference date approaches!
Visit our booth to learn about our cancer registry careers and see if you have what it takes to join our team!
Learn more about the NCRA 46th Annual Educational Conference by visiting their website.
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL
When: Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the 50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting.
To learn more about OCRA's Annual Meeting, visit their website.
Where: Holiday Inn Strongsville, OH 44136
When: Sep 10, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 45th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
Follow the hashtag #AMCCBS to stay connected or visit their website here.
Where: Washington Hilton, DC
When: Mar 4, 2020 -
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