The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) committee structure consists of an overarching advisory committee and two subcommittees, residing and serving as official committees of the ACS. The ACS Committee on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CMBS)—the advisory committee—serves to better the care and welfare of obese patients through outreach, standards development, outcomes assessment, measures development and endorsement, continuing education, and the creation of national quality initiatives. Two subcommittees under the advisory committee help support the program:
- Standards and Verification is responsible for the development and maintenance of accreditation standards and validates and certifies that each individual center meets accreditation criteria
- Data and Quality advises regarding the data registry and provides input on analytical and reporting tools to support the needs of the joint program. This subcommittee also develops initiatives related to performance improvement, collaborative work, and the sharing of best practices.