Through the unification of the ACS BSCN and ASMBS BSCOE programs, a new committee structure to support the MBSAQIP has been developed. The MBSAQIP committee structure consists of an overarching advisory committee and four subcommittees, residing and serving as official committees of the ACS. The Committee on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CMBS), the advisory committee, serves the purpose of advising leadership on opportunities for the joint program and offers recommendations regarding operational activities related to program transition, development, and implementation of the new unified program. Four subcommittees under the advisory committee help provide support the operations of the program:
- Standards is responsible for the development of new joint accreditation standards.
- Verification validates and certifies that each individual center meets accreditation criteria.
- Data Registry and Reporting oversees the data registry and provides input on analytical and reporting tools to support the needs of the joint program.
- Quality is responsible for all activities and initiatives that involve performance improvement, collaborative work, and the sharing of best practices.