Winter 2018 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Lori Havener, CTR
NAACCR Program Manager of Standards



Standards Volume II, Version 18

The release of NAACCR Standards Volume II, Version 18 is delayed to March 1, 2018. The timeline below reflects what we hope to achieve for the release of Standards Volume II, Version 18.


UDS final review of Standards Volume II, Version 18January 23, 2018
Draft submitted to NAACCR Board for review/approvalFebruary 7, 2018
Post to NAACCR websiteMarch 1, 2018
Version 18 ImplementationJanuary 1, 2018

A draft of Standards Volume II, Version 18 will be posted on the 2018 Implementation Information webpage prior to the final release. A NAACCR ListServ announcement will be sent out when the Draft is posted. Please keep in mind that the Draft Volume II, V18 on the Implementation Information webpage is subject to change.


2018 Implementation Information

The 2018 Implementation Information webpage on the NAACCR website is a source for central registries, hospital registries, and software vendors. Information on the Implementation Timeline, V18 Record Layout, 2018 Implementation Webinars, and much more can be found at:

The 2018 Implementation Guidelines Task Force is diligently working on the 2018 Implementation Guidelines and Recommendations. The group plans to release the guidelines in March 2018.


XML Data Exchange Format

The Standardization and Registry Development Steering Committee and the XML Data Exchange WG developed a plan to implement the XML data exchange standard that was approved by the NAACCR Board. The NAACCR Plan to Implement XML is posted on the NAACCR website:

In 2017, the NAACCR Prep tool was updated to allow output of the NAACCR XML format for the 2017 Call for Data, there were 26 submissions in the XML format!


Standards Volume II, Version 19

There is so much activity for 2018 right now it seems preposterous to even think about what is coming for 2019! NAACCR is advocating to keep 2019 changes to a minimum. However, it is imperative that folks review the 2019 Implementation Timeline below if there are any planned changes for 2019.


NAACCR 2019 Implementation Timeline

NAACCR Deadlines
Considerations/suggestions to meet NAACCR deadlines
Proposed requests-for-change (new and changed data items) submitted to the Change Management Board (CMB)October 1, 20171. Complete request-for-change forms for new and changed data items; submit to the Change Management Board by October 1, 2017.
Requests-for-change final review/approval by CMB and other groups as needed (e.g., UDS)December 1, 20171. Coordinate with CMB to ensure communication with stakeholders.
2. Final requests are submitted to the UDS WG for review and inclusion in to Standards Volume II.
Convene NAACCR 2019 Implementation Guidelines Task ForceApril 1, 20181. Materials for NAACCR Standards Volume II must be in final format for the Task Force to develop the implementation guidelines.
2. Final versions of mapping and/or conversions.
UDS Work Group reviews and updates Standards Volume IIMay 20181. Assumes completion of all requests for changes to existing data items and requests of new data items.
Finalize NAACCR Standards Volume II and submit to NAACCR Board for review/approvalJune 1, 20181. UDS final approval at May 2018 UDS meeting.
NAACCR Standards Volume II ReleasedJuly 1, 2018
NAACCR 2019 Implementation Guidelines ReleasedAugust 1, 2018
EDITS metafile releaseSeptember 1, 20181. EDITS Work Group will have begun development of edits metafile by February 2018.
Education and trainingOngoing as material becomes available1. For 2019 implementation: develop and implement educational materials by summer 2018.
ImplementationJanuary 1, 2019

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