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October 24, 2017
Institutional Infrastructure Important for Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery Shows Multi-Organ Benefits

August 2017
MBSAQIP Data Helped Target Problem Areas to Cut Readmissions

July 2017
Fluid Protocol Takes Aim at Bariatric Surgery Readmissions

May 16, 2017
Ask MBSAQIP Webinar Recordings Available

May 16, 2017
MBSAQIP Participating at the ACS Quality and Safety Conference in July 2017

January 6, 2017
MBSAQIP Participant Use Data File (PUF) Release

October 1, 2016
MBSAQIP 2016 Standards Take Effect

December 1, 2016
First National Quality Improvement Program for Bariatric Surgery

September 20, 2016
First Report from Nationwide Bariatric Registry Examines the Outcomes of Common Surgical Techniques Used in Popular Weight Loss Procedures

July 12, 2016
Patients Who Undergo Weight-Loss Operations at Accredited Bariatric Surgical Centers Have Fewer Postoperative Complications

July 1, 2016
Version 2.0 of MBSAQIP Standards to Take Effect in October

June 1, 2015
200th MBSAQIP Site Visit

May 22, 2015
Safety and Effectiveness of Weight Loss Operations for Children Featured on New Recovery Room Podcast

February 27, 2015
100th MBSAQIP Site Visit

September 3, 2014
Bariatric Surgical Center Accreditation Linked to Improved Rates of Patient Survival and Fewer Postoperative Complications

June 18, 2014
CMS Approves MBSAQIP Data Registry as a QCDR

June 10, 2014
Bariatric surgery found to reduce risk of AF in morbidly obese patients

March 31, 2014
Specifications of the proposed quality measures submitted to CMS are available here.

February 4, 2014
New Unified Accreditation Standards Released by the MBSAQIP for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Centers

November 26, 2013
An Update on the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP): A unified program of the ACS and ASMBS

October 3, 2013
MBSAQIP will have a booth at the ACS Clinical Congress

September 24, 2013
Major Surgical Groups Disappointed in Medicare Decision to Drop Facility Accreditation Requirement for Bariatric Surgery

August 9, 2013
The MBSAQIP Standards are now available for public comment through Friday, August 23, 2013

December 19, 2012
MBSAQIP Standards for Public Comment through 01/15/13

March 9, 2012
Unified National Accreditation Program for Bariatric Surgery Centers Announced by American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

March 30, 2011
American College of Surgeons to Present First National Data Report on Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy at American Surgical Association Meeting