Mon 1:30 PM -- 5:30 PM

Location: Ballroom 20D

Tracks: CE , CME

Course Co-Directors:
Robin Blackstone, MD and William Inabnet, MD

*Up to 3.75 CME credits are available.*
*Up to 4.0 CE credits are available.*

Course Overview and Target Audience:
This course is designed to provide a foundation that will assist the learner in comprehending and identifying the essential components to become certified or recertified within the accreditation and quality improvement program.   The course is designed for surgeons, facility administrators and integrated health team members who participate in the development and implementation of the bariatric surgery accreditation program in their hospital or practice.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of the accreditation program
  • Recognize and discuss new outcomes-based criteria, how it is generated, and how it will impact surgeon and facility
  • Demonstrate how to interpret and use program data for quality improvement
  • Cite the requirements for building and maintaining a new quality improvement program

Maintenance of Certification:
For bariatric surgeons, surgeons new to the field and primary clinicians, this event will provide CME in their specific specialty to comply with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) inthe following areas:  (1) Medical Knowledge, (2) Systems-Based Practice, and (3) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.

Course Outline:

1:30 pm
Evolution of ASMBS BSCOE into a National Quality Improvement Program Overview – Robin Blackstone, MD, FASMBS, FACS

1:40 pm
The Role of Credentialing vs. Accreditation in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery – William Inabnet, MD, FACS

2:00 pm
The Quality Matrix: a Process of Evolution to Outcomes-Based Standards – Wayne English, MD, FACS

2:30 pm
Verification and Audits:  The Surgeon Site Visit in the New Paradigm – TBD

2:50 pm
The Importance of Good Data and Implications for Risk Adjustment – Bruce Wolfe, MD, FASMBS, FACS

3:15 pm
Refreshment Break

3:30 pm
The MBS-AQIP Program Data Registry – Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS

4:00 pm
Best Practice in Outcomes-Based Reporting – Justin Dimick, MD, MPH, FACS

4:30 pm
How You Improve: Understanding and Using the Data for Quality Improvement – Clifford Ko, MD, FACS

5:00 pm
Starting a New Program: How to Get Started in the New Paradigm – David Provost, MD, FASMBS

5:15 pm
Q&A Session – All Faculty

5:30 pm

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