Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) combined their respective national bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers: the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

This quality improvement program allows participating facilities to collect preoperative risk factors, perioperative information, and report 30-day outcomes of their surgical patients. Participating facilities report 100% of bariatric cases performed (no sampling is allowed). 

For each surgical case performed, the facility collects a number of variables that can vary depending on the procedure performed. Data for each case is entered into a secure, web-based data platform and facilities receive risk-adjusted summaries of their performance with benchmarking against hospitals nationwide. These risk-adjusted summaries allow facilities to focus quality improvement efforts on key areas to reduce postoperative complications reducing readmissions, reoperations, and associated costs. The program also requires long-term follow up of bariatric surgery patients at the 6-month milestone and then annually to monitor long-term outcomes, including bariatric surgery related readmissions and reoperations. 

How Registry Partners Can Help You Achieve MBSAQIP Accreditation

Registry Partners surgical services team works with clients to define solutions based on needs, deadlines, and existing staff. Your project team will have the ability to: 

  • complete all registry operations to include data abstraction, operative log review, and case selection
  • assist with the registry data upload process
  • complete 30-day follow up activities
  • complete data abstraction for long-term follow up case forms
  • assist with ACS MBSAQIP accreditation site visits

All Registry Partners clinical data abstractors are certified Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Clinical Reviewers (MBSCR) with ACS. An initial assessment is provided to determine client-specific needs, to ensure MBSAQIP Program Standards are met, processes are efficient, automated when possible, and timely. The project team will work closely with the site team including the site Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Coordinator, the MBS Director as well as the ACS MBSAQIP clinical support team to ensure a complete implementation for a quality-driven bariatric surgical quality improvement program with high data reliability. Providing ongoing performance feedback and communication allows for successful implementation of bariatric surgical quality improvement with ACS MBSAQIP registry. The Registry Partners MBSCRs assigned to a project consider themselves a part of the hospital team and are dedicated to their success.

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