CSv02.03 is effective for all reportable cases diagnosed 1/1/2011-12/31/2011. Therefore, CSv02.03 will have to be implemented before the processing of any 2011 cases. After CSv02.03 has been implemented, all cases need to be processed under CSv02.03 regardless of diagnosis year. Please see the individual standard-setter requirements for more specific information.
HTML Online Help Version of CS Instructions Now Available
The Collaborative Stage (CS) team has released the v.02.03 coding instructions and schemas in an alternate format, HTML online help. The content of Part I is identical to the content of the PDF version. The content of Part II (the schemas) is expanded to include additional extra tables not included in the PDF format, especially useful for those who do CS training or perform quality control of CS data. The HTML online help system combines an index for Parts I and II, includes full text searching capability, and has multiple navigation methods. HTML online help systems are familiar to most users. Online help appears in a browser window using the standard Microsoft® HTML Help interface, with selected features enabled by third-party tools.
Click these links to download installation instructions and the HTML online help system.
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.