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Past Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards

Documents posted on this page are for informational purposes only. For current documentation, see FORDS: Revised for 2015.

Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS)
Codes and coding rules used from 1996 through 2002.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS) (published in 2002)
The original FORDS manual includes the complete 2002 manual with updates posted through March 2003.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2004
The Revised for 2004 edition includes the completely revised 2004 manual, which included all revisions dated from 2002 through September 2004.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2004 (published September 2005)
This document includes the 2004 manual plus updated/revised material for use in 2006.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2007 (updated April 2007)

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2009
This edition of FORDS introduced the changes to staging rules introduced during 2008, clarifications for coding embolization, and revised rules for coding in utero diagnosis and treatment dates.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2010 (updated May 2010)
This edition of FORDS includes the new collaborative stage (CS) items for CS v2, new date transmission formats, and a number of new and converted data items.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2011
This edition of FORDS was the first to include new code ranges for ICD-10-CM comorbidities and complications. It was in use during 2011.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2012
This edition of FORDS introduced new instructions for coding Scope of Regional Lymph Node Surgery based on the surgical notes. It also introduced instructions for coding Grade/Differentiation when the CS special grade items Grade Path System, Grade Path Value, or CS Site-Specific Factor store grade information. It was in use during 2012.

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2013
This edition was the first to introduce Country data items and to add Secondary Diagnosis items 1-10.