ICD-10 will impact Cancer registries, sometimes called “tumor registries.”

Today these registries rely on ICD-9-CM codes for diagnoses and procedures that are subsequently stored in electronic medical records. Cancer registrars use the ICD-9-CM codes for case finding.   In some states,  disease indices for case finding are dependent on these codes. Medical coding is one of the casef inding primary resources for cancer registrars.

The American College of Surgeons (ACoS) established the Commission on Cancer (CoC) in 1922.  The CoC are designed to ensure quality, multi- disciplinary, comprehensive cancer care delivery.  The CoC conducts health care surveys to assess compliance with standards, and it collects data from accredited providers to measure cancer care quality.

If you are in a CoC hospital registry, you are also collecting complications and co morbidities, which are ICD-9-CM codes.  These codes will be replaced by  ICD-10-CM.

Member organizations in the CoC include:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Association for Cancer Education (AACE)

American Cancer Society (ACS)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

American College of Oncology Administrators (ACOA)

American College of Physicians (ACP)

American College of Radiology (ACR)

American College of Surgeons (ACoS)

American College of Surgeons Committee on Young Surgeons (ACOSCYS)

American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)

American College of Surgeons Resident and Associate Society (ACOSRAS)

American Dietetic Association (ADA)

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)

American Radium Society (ARS)

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASRO)

American Urological Association (AUA)

Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Association of Cancer Executives (ACE)

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)

Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology (CSSO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

International Union Against Cancer—UICC (IUAC/UICC)

National Cancer Institute: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (NCI/SEER)

National Cancer Institute: Outcomes Research

National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

National Consortium of Breast Cancer, Inc. (NCBC)

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO)

Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)

Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

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