Tag Archive for ‘Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program’

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Inaugural ACS Quality and Safety Conference: Achieving quality across the continuum of care

This article summarizes the inaugural ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 21−24 in New York, NY, which focused on a range of topics, including updates on the ACS NSQIP Adult and Pediatric programs, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, and the Surgeon Specific Registry.

Accredited bariatric surgery centers have fewer postoperative complications

A survey of published studies suggests patients who have weight loss operations at non-accredited U.S.  bariatric surgery facilities are up to  1.4 times more likely to experience serious postoperative complications and more than twice as likely to die after the procedure.

Version 2.0 of MBSAQIP standards to take effect in October

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program standards will go into effect in October.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2014

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of June 2014.

The benefits of PQRS participation and what the College is doing on your behalf

This article provides an overview of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program and examples of scenarios surgeons could find themselves in depending on whether they participate in the PQRS in 2014.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: February 2014

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of February 2014.

HealthLeaders Media: Accreditation improves bariatric outcomes

An article in the February 6 HealthLeaders Media, “Better bariatric surgery outcomes depend on data accreditation,” underscores the effectiveness of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which has created a single accreditation process for bariatric centers.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2013.

ACS supports AMA resolution recognizing obesity as a disease

The ACS and 10 other medical/specialty societies cosponsored a resolution that the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates passed during its June meeting, which recognizes obesity as a disease state that has multiple pathophysiological aspects that require a range of interventions to advance treatment and prevention.

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