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Tumor Tip of the week-Date of First Contact-CoC Facility

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Scenario 1: Class of Case 22

  • 01-01-2022 St Elsewhere- Patient diagnosed with lung cancer on CT scan 1.1 cm nodule RUL, no adenopathy
  • 02-01-2022 My CoC Accredited Facility – FNA RUL +adenocarcinoma
  • 03-01-2022 My CoC Accredited Facility-RUL lobectomy, no further treatment recommended

Question: What is the Date of First Contact for My CoC Accredited Facility?

  • 02-01-2022
  • 03-01-2022

Answer: 03-01-2022

STORE 2022 https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer-programs/national-cancer-database/ncdb-call-for-data/

  • For analytic cases (Class of Case 00-22), the Date of First Contact is the date the patient became analytic

Scenario 2: Class of Case 22

  • 01-01-2022 St Elsewhere- Patient diagnosed with lung cancer on CT scan 1.1 cm nodule RUL, no adenopathy
  • 02-01-2022 My CoC Accredited Facility – Consult- we recommend surgery
  • 03-01-2022 My CoC Accredited Facility-RUL lobectomy, no further treatment recommended

Question: What is the Date of First Contact for My CoC Accredited Facility?

  • 02-01-2022
  • 03-01-2022

Answer: 03-01-2022

STORE 2022 https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer-programs/national-cancer-database/ncdb-call-for-data/

  • For analytic cases (Class of Case 00-22), the Date of First Contact is the date the patient became analytic

Scenario 3: Class of Case 30

  • 01-01-2022 St Elsewhere- Patient diagnosed with lung cancer on CT scan 1.1 cm nodule RUL, no adenopathy
  • 02-01-2022 My CoC Accredited Facility – FNA RUL +adenocarcinoma
  • 03-01-2022 St Elsewhere-RUL lobectomy, no further treatment recommended

Question: What is the Date of First Contact for My CoC Accredited Facility?

  • 02-01-2022
  • 03-01-2022

Answer: 02-01-2022

STORE 2022 https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer-programs/national-cancer-database/ncdb-call-for-data/

  • For non-analytic cases, it is the date the patient first qualified for the Class of Case that causes the case to be abstracted.

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