According to state law (R.S. 40:1299.80 et seq.) licensed healthcare facilities are required to report specific diagnoses to LTR within 2 months for patients 20 years of age and older and within 1 month for patients less than 20 years old. (LTR’s legislative rules LAC 48:V.8501-8513)
What are “licensed healthcare facilities”?
All hospitals, pathology laboratories, radiation centers, physicians, nursing homes, hospices, other licensed health care facilities and providers as defined in Louisiana R.S.40:1299.41(A)(10), shall report all reportable cases (see §8507.A) to the LTR, a public health authority. In addition, they shall provide information for all cancer-related studies conducted by the state cancer registry program (LTR).
Options for reporting:
The rules amended in December 2013 state that all data is to be transmitted to LTR electronically.
Facilities may choose from several options:
- Use Certified EHR Technology to report directly from the electronic medical records system to LTR.
- Submit cases or reports to the LTR’s secure online website, using software developed by the CDC (WebPlus)
- Fax reports to the LTR confidential fax (504-568-5800) with prior arrangement
- Other diagnostic and/or treatment centers, submit a list of cancer cases treated in Excel format. LTR Registry staff will then abstract the required information from the facilities’ records. A fee may be charged.
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