Tag Archive for ‘MBSAQIP’

Quality as a program, not a measure: An opportunity for health insurers to value quality as a comprehensive program

Describes the work between the CMS Innovation Center and the ACS to introduce a new type of quality measure that includes the infrastructure, resources, and processes needed to deliver optimal care.

ACS Quality and Case Studies

Postoperative pain and nausea protocols decrease LOS without increasing readmissions after laparoscopic gastric bypass

Analgesic and nausea protocols deployed across four phases of operative care in patients at The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, resulted in a reduced length of stay without increasing readmissions.

Figure 1. ERABS protocol

ERABS leads to reduced opioid use among bariatric surgery patients

This column describes the implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery strategies at a community hospital and the reduction of opioid requirements after surgery.

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.

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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