Contract Abstract/Cancer Registry Services
Suggested Guidelines for Selecting a Cancer Registry Contracting Service
- The facility should understand the reporting requirements for the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry (GCCR) in order to make an informed decision about what services are needed.
- The facility should decide who would oversee the contractor's activities and performance.
- The contractor should be an experienced Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) and produce proof of current credential status.
- The contractor should show proof of attendance at recent continuing education activities including state cancer registry trainings and cancer registry association education meetings.
- The contractor should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the GCCR reporting requirements as well as Commission on Cancer requirements if contracted to work in an ACoS approved hospital registry or a hospital registry seeking approval.
- The contractor should provide a list of facilities, both previous and current, within the past three years. This list should include a contact name and phone number for each facility.
- The contractor should have a working knowledge of abstracting software programs and computer hardware.
- The contract should list each specific activity the contractor is expected to complete and the standards for quality accordingly.
- The contract should include a clause that guarantees the quality of work performed, specifically accuracy and completeness. Before signing a contract, a facility can arrange to have a quality assessment performed by the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics (GCCS). In a cancer registry setting, the managing registrar should perform regular quality checks of the contractor's work.
- The contract should include a statement that the contractor will meet the monthly deadline for reporting cancer data to GCCR which includes written notification if there are no cancer cases to report in a given month.
- The contract should include a statement that the contractor will make data corrections free of charge as a result of edit error reports received from the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics or records rejected because they lack supporting English text and/or have missing data elements.
Cancer Abstracting Services:
Below is a list of Georgia and National cancer abstracting services. The Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry (GCCR) does not endorse or support any one of the abstracting services listed.
|Cancer Information Management
Contact: Maud Morris, CTR
|Southeast Medical Registry, LLC
1425 Market Blvd. Suite 330-61
Roswell, GA 30076
Contact: Blake Davenport, President
|Specialty Data Services
Contact: Mac Hosn, CTR
|Cancer Program Professional Services (CPPS)
|Care Communications, Inc.
205 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606-1214
|Certified Traveling Registrars
2966 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Contact: Gene McVey, President
|Copy Right, Inc.
Cancer Registry Support Services
|In Record Time
7520 NW 5th Street, Suite 103
1275 Drummers Lane
Wayne, PA 19087
800-555-2311 (toll free)
Reflectx Oncology Resources
9300 Whispering Meadows Lane
Orlando, FL 32825
|Registry Partners, Inc.
2966 South Church Street #293
Burlington, NC 27215
Contact: Donna Reynolds or