:: ACS NSQIP Participation
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENROLLING IN THE ACS NSQIP?
The ACS NSQIP has a well defined process and staff that will help you get started in the program. This includes:
- A job description and hiring guidelines for the Surgical Clinical Reviewer (SCR)
- A formal training program for the SCR and ongoing support services
- ACS Presentation
- Information on the website
WHAT ARE THE PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS TO UNYSQI AND EXCELLUS BCBS?
As members of the UNYSQI and participants in the Collaborative program, hospitals agree to collect comprehensive data, to demonstrate that reports generated from the ACS NSQIP data are used in QI efforts and to require that physicians and hospital staff actively participate in those activities. In addition, there is the requirement to report aggregate impact of the QI activities and to make good-faith efforts to incorporate self-assessments and learning about optimal practices into their processes of care. Hospitals also commit to attending the quarterly meetings of the UNYSQI, cooperate with data quality audits and substantively participate in CQI efforts.