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Physician Reporting

Physician Reporting

Recent shifts in cancer diagnosis and treatment away from hospitals towards ambulatory healthcare settings are increasing the importance of ambulatory (non-hospital) health care providers’ data for cancer surveillance. Physicians reporting to the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) will help address current under-reporting of certain types of treatment (e.g., radiation therapy), and cancers that are primarily seen in an outpatient setting (e.g., hematopoietic, early stage melanoma, prostate, colorectal, and breast cancers). Additionally, cancer reporting on each patient diagnosed and/or treated for cancer in Texas is required by state law and rules.

The TCR has implemented Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting in order to improve the surveillance of cancer incidence, treatment, and outcomes in Texas, as well as support CMS Incentive Programs, including Meaningful Use. 

Please Note: physician reporting is not intended to replace traditional cancer reporting from hospitals and other facilities; it is meant to supplement existing reporting sources.

Options for Physician Reporting

If you have questions about Meaningful Use, please see the DSHS Meaningful Use webpage.


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Last updated March 29, 2019