Updated 2011 Requirement Resources - November 3
Dear Texas Cancer Reporters,
We appreciate your continued patience during our current upgrade to NAACCR Version 12.1 TCRCER121a edits and submission of 2011 cases. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We have tweaked our editset and it is now available from our website (http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tcr/vendors.shtm).
We distributed an update to SCL last week and one of the updates inadvertently affected SCL-DC. You may find (if you haven’t already) that you are not able to save lung cases with the CS data items coded to valid unknown values and pituitary adenomas with valid values. SCL-DC users please call Jon Unnasch to get this issue resolved at your earliest convenience at 512/776-3626. SCL users will automatically get the latest updates and TCRCER121a edits set when you log into SCL. Please make sure your automatic update feature is turned on.
Due to the delay and issues with distribution of Version 12.1 resources and the TCRCER12a editset, the TCR has extended the timeline for submission of 2011 cases. Please review the new 2011 reporting calendar at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/Timely-Reporting-Calendar-2011-Cases.aspx
The TCR is evaluating Version 12.1 submissions and will not reject records with errors during the month of November. Feedback on errors will be provided for future submissions. Rejection of records with errors will be reinstated December 1, 2011.
If your facility participates in the “Small Facility Casefinding Data Collection (CFDC) Project”, the 2011 reporting requirements will be implemented as part of the 2011 CFDC process. This update will not affect the current SCL-DC.
Please feel free to call your regional representative if you have any questions.