An Updated NAACCR Discharge and Claims Data Best Practices Guide is now available!
This update builds upon the original version, published in 2015. It provides information and guidelines for use of hospital discharge data and claims data by central cancer registries with a focus on informatics and operations. It is intended to help registries improve current processes, determine which new processes are feasible, and determine how to implement them.
Topics in the guide are covered at a high level. To supplement, stories and examples from registries are included throughout to demonstrate use cases and provide additional detail. The content generally addresses Registries in the United States, with distinct subsections provided for Canada.
Thanks to all members of the NAACCR Discharge and Claims Data Best Practices Guide Taskforce and NAACCR Staff who made this possible!
Jenna Deniaud, BS, CTR (she/her)
NAACCR Discharge and Claims Data Best Practices Guide Task Force Chair