Registry Spotlight: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)


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This month’s registry spotlight is on the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) Registry through the American College of Surgeons, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program.

Registry Partners’ Surgical Services team can assist facilities and institutions nationwide with their MBSAQIP Registry data collection efforts with our team of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Clinical Reviewers (MBSCRs). Serving as a complete outsource solution or augmenting the facility’s current data collection team; we ensure high quality, timely and accurate data collection and submission. 

Read on to learn more about the MBSAQIP Registry.

What is the Purpose of the MBSAQIP® Registry?

The MBSAQIP Registry is a collaboration between the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to serve as a national accreditation standard for facilities providing bariatric surgery services. According to the American College of Surgeons, “MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers.” Similar to ACS NSQIP, the MBSAQIP Program will enable participating hospitals to collect highly reliable clinical data and compare their surgical outcomes with the outcomes of other participants in the program.” Achieving accreditation ensures that bariatric facilities are providing all of the resources needed to care for the bariatric patient population including physical resources as well as human resources and ensures that standards of practice are being followed. Reporting outcomes data through MBSAQIP is a requirement for accreditation.

The ACS MBSAQIP program allows participating facilities to collect data on surgical outcomes specific to bariatric surgery and act on that data as a commitment to improving surgical care for their bariatric patient population. Bariatric patient populations are followed long-term and health data is assessed and reported at 30 days, 6 months, and annually thereafter.

Quality Support tools for the ACS MBSAQIP Registry?

  • National Conference at ACS Quality and Safety Conference
  • ASMBS Annual Obesity Week Meeting
  • Data Reports
  • MBSCR Education Calls
  • Ask MBSAQIP Clinical Support Podcasts
  • MBSAQIP Bariatric Surgical Risk/Benefit Calculator
  • Best Practices Case Studies
  • MBSAQIP National Quality Improvement Projects DROP Project and ENERGY Project
  • 30 Day Readmission Toolkit
  • Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Toolkit
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Toolkit

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