Collaborative Staging Questions Part 2


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Q:     Patient was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma being treated with chemo elsewhere.  He reports to the reporting facility with fever, chills and malaise.  He is admitted for two days for IV antibiotics and observation.  Is this class 31 (in-transit care) or 32 (active disease)?

A:     This is a class 32 (active disease).  Only record as class 31 if pt. receives in-transit cancer directed treatment.  Please refer to your State Central Registry requirements on collection of non-analytic cases.