Version 2.0 of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) standards will become effective in October. The standards manual, Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016, represents the continued collaboration between the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery through the MBSAQIP. This updated resource describes the standards and pathways for accreditation of metabolic and bariatric surgery centers and replaces the 2014 standards, which will remain in effect until the end of September.
All MBSAQIP-accredited centers must be in compliance with the 2016 standards criteria by October. In addition, all site visits beginning in October will verify centers using the 2016 standards. The updated standards are available on the ACS website. For more information, contact the MBSAQIP staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.