CSv02.02 is effective for all reportable cases diagnosed 1/1/2010-12/31/2010. Therefore, CSv02.02 will have to be implemented before the processing of any 2010 cases. After CSv02.02 has been implemented, all cases need to be processed under CSv02.02 regardless of diagnosis year. Please see the individual standard-setter requirements for more specific information.
Coding Instructions v.02.02
General Rules (Part I, Section 1)
Lab Tests, Tumor Markers, and Site-Specific Factor Notes (Part 1, Section 2)
Part II: Collaborative Staging and Coding Manual, Part II, version 02.02.00 (April 2010)
CSv2 Implementation Guide
Word Version of Implementation Guide
Instructions for highlighting and adding notes to PDF
A Note for Mac Users
Recommendation is to suggest that the user download an app for their Mac that can read chm files.
A Few Suggested Apps
At least some of these are free. That would be the simplest and most economical solution for these low-volume non-Windows users.
Two other suggestions: make sure user knows that they can access the HTML versions of the schemas from the CS website and suggest that user talk to the tech support for their abstracting device about options for installing the manual. The compiled help does need to be installed on the local machine and not a network drive but this depends on the kind of device they are working on and whether they could use the manual from the cloud.