On behalf of the NAACCR Death Clearance Workgroup we are pleased to announce that Appendix I in the NAACCR Death Clearance Manual has been updated to include the 2018 new data items! Appendix I contains the default values for Death Certificate Only (DCO's) cases. The updated manual has been posted to the NAACCR's website - https://www.naaccr.org/registry-operations-guidelines/.
At this time Appendix I was the only part of the manual that has been updated. In the coming months the Workgroup will be meeting to review the complete manual and determine if updates are needed. If anyone is interested in joining the Workgroup please feel free to contact me ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lori Havener (email@example.com). Our first scheduled call is set for May 27th, 2020.
Stay safe and healthy!
Bobbi Jo Matt, BS, RHIT, CTR
Manager of Editing/Quality Control
State Health Registry of Iowa