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The Florida Cancer Data System has numerous technical resources available to assist the facility based abstractor, vendor and physician office with data submission editing and statistical analysis. Some resources were developed by FCDS personnel, some by other national agencies and individuals. Please download the files/documentation as necessary.

Certification of Completeness:

FCDS and the Florida Department of Health have placed a greater emphasis on late reporting by our hospitals. We have reminded all of our facilities about the need for timely reporting and made efforts to work with delinquent facilities to gather status and plans for data year completion.

In order for FCDS to have a better view of hospital completeness, we are implementing a Certification of Completeness that will require each hospital reporting facility to certify, in IDEA, that they have completed their current data year reporting. The system will record the date of completion for reference and can provide a reflection of historical performance relative to on-time reporting.

Each hospital is required to certify their completeness by logging into the IDEA system, choosing Admissions Report /Certify Completeness under the Reports/Inquiry tab and following the steps to certify completeness.

The process is simple and straight forward but I have created a short tutorial on how this is done. The tutorial can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Recording of Demo

We thank you for your support and we will be sending out reminders about the Certification of Completeness requirement as we get closer to our annual 6/30 deadline. We will also be creating a pop-up reminder in IDEA at sign-in for those facilities that have not certified after deadline.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me, Mike Thiry. Thank you.
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  • Disease Index
  • ICD-10-CM Casefinding List for Reportable Tumors - Oct 1, 2017 and later encounters
  • Detailed ICD-10-CM Code List for Casefinding Reportable Tumors - Oct 1, 2017 and later encounters

    Disease Index file layout

  • NPCR and Registry Plus Online Help have given FCDS permission to distribute this Online Help file to Florida Registrars to load on their local hard drive while the CSv2 website is revised and back-dated to CSv02.02.00. Normally this file would be part of the complete Registry Plus Online Help system, but this single manual file in html help format will help FCDS and all of our Florida Registrars until the v0202 files are accessible again on The file contains the same information as was in the html pages on the web site. The file is an executable component of Registry Plus Online Help, a product of CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
  • SEER*RX Interactive Antineoplastic Drugs Database

    Registry Plus (on CDC website) You also download the Version 11 help file from this link.

    SEER*Prep The SEER*Prep software converts ASCII text data files to the SEER*Stat database format, allowing you to analyze your cancer data using SEER*Stat. SEER*Prep performs two main functions: it converts text data to the specific binary format required by SEER*Stat, and it creates the SEER*Stat data dictionary.

    SEER*Stat The SEER*Stat statistical software provides a convenient, intuitive mechanism for the analysis of SEER and other cancer-related databases. It is a powerful PC tool to view individual cancer records and to produce statistics for studying the impact of cancer on a population.

    FCDS Data Files

    Other Data files and programs:

  • NPPES NPI Lookup
  • Current list of FCDS Edit messages as a comma separated file. This link downloads the latest FCDS Edit Messages with Force/Warning flags. Sorted by category/edit#.

    Instructions: The download file is in compressed .zip format. Download the .zip file and open it. Extract the CSv2_ManualPart_II.chm file inside to your desktop. The file should open in the Registry Plus Online Help Menu when you double-click on it. Depending on your version of Windows and permission settings, when you double-click on the .chm file, you may have to UNCHECK the "Always ask before opening this type of file" checkbox on the open window. Otherwise the help file will open to a blank window.
  • Some files on the FCDS website are in PDF format. If you do not have the Adobe Reader installed, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program and install it to read these PDF files. Adobe.
  • Other files on the FCDS website are in ZIP compressed format. If you do not have a program to read and uncompress a ZIP file, you can download the free evaluation version of WINZIP program and install it. WINZIP Website. There are many other free/shareware unzip utilities on the internet. Some later versions of Microsoft Windows include free uncompress features.

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