New NAACCR Death Clearance Manual

  • 1.  New NAACCR Death Clearance Manual

    Posted 05-05-2023 11:32 AM

    The NAACCR Death Clearance Manual has been updated!  Registry Operations Guidelines - NAACCR


    This updated manual is effective January 1, 2023 for deaths occurring in 2022.  Along with the updated manual there is a quick reference guide document and change log posted. 


    A few of the main changes with this update:

    • Replaced the current flow diagram of the death clearance process with two separate flow diagrams.  One diagram reflects the minimum requirements for death clearance, and the other reflects the process of conducting tumor comparison (Appendix B).
    • Reorganized Chapter 4: Death Clearance Follow-Back (Death Clearance): Minimum requirements and best practices
    • Removed match table for Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Malignancies from Appendix E.  Refer to Hematopoietic and Lymphoid manual and database
    • Added data items to the table for the new 2021 and 2022 fields in Appendix H: Death Certificate Only (DCO) Data Item Values


    Thanks to all the NAACCR Death Clearance Task Force for all their hard work.


    Bobbi Jo Matt, MS, RHIT, CTR

    NAACCR Death Clearance Task Force Chair