Preparing Your Facility for the Unified Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Workshop

Sun 7:00 PM -- 10:00 PM

Location: Sapphire D Hilton Bayfront


Course Co-Directors:  William Inabnet III, MD, FACS; Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS, Chair of Data Registry Committee; Amy Robinson-Gerace, Program Manager MBS AQIP, Lynne Thompson, BA, RN, CBN

*No CME/CE credit offered for this workshop.*

Course Overview and Target Audience:
This course is focused on preparing the program for the transition into the MBS AQIP program. It will cover the current process for accreditation, preparation for site inspection, use of the new outcomes database and establishing an ongoing quality improvement program for your facility.  The course is designed for anyone involved in the day-to-day administration of a bariatric surgery program.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Know the overall process of the site inspector visit in order to begin to prepare for a site visit
  • Understand how to enter patient data and use reports in the outcomes registry
  • Understand the key elements for implementing QI in MBS within the program
  • Successfully transition from the ASMBS BSCOE program to the unified MBS-AQIP

Course Outline:

Overview of the transition of the ASMBS BSCOE to the MBS AQIP – Robin Blackstone, MD, FASMBS, FACS

Development and Vetting of the New Outcome-Based Standards – Wayne English, MD, FACS and Ronald Clements, MD

Overview of the Surgeon Site Visit Process – Bruce Schirmer, MD

8:05 pm
Recommended Guidelines for Credentialing of Surgeons in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery – Joseph Moran, MD

The Data Registry

  • Transition to Outcomes-Based Reporting – Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS
  • Definitions/Sampling – Amy Robinson-Gerace and Shaun Sutcliffe, RN, BSN
  • Workstation and On-line Reports (previews) – Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS

9: 10pm
Collaboratives and Quality Improvement: Critical Elements in Implementing QI in MBS – John Morton, MD, FASMBS, FACS

Q&A Session – All Faculty


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