American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

QPort Update: New Terminology for Accreditation Process

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) cancer accreditation programs have aligned their terminology over the past year. We are providing a table with terminology that relates to the accreditation processes for Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC). We recommend that the information be shared with your leadership committees as well so that everyone understands the discussions during the next site visit.


Historical Terms

Current Terms

Survey Application Record (SAR)

Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ)


Quality Portal (QPort)


Site Visit


Site Reviewer

Deficiency Resolution

Corrective Action

Performance Report (PR)

Accreditation Report (AR)

Survey Cycle

Accreditation Cycle

Rapid Reporting Quality System (RQRS)

Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS)

Quality Study / Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Initiative