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New MBSAQIP Standards Effective October 2016

MBSAQIP Standards ManualThe MBSAQIP is pleased to present version 2.0 of the standards, Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016. The 2016 Standards Manual will become effective October 2016, at which time the MBSAQIP will begin verifying compliance with the 2016 Standards. 

Please note. Centers that have an active initial or renewal application that are due for a site visit prior to October 2016 will be verified under the 2014 MBSAQIP Standards (effective May 2014–September 2016).

The April 14, 2016 ASK MBSAQIP webinar was dedicated to reviewing the standards updates released in the 2016 MBSAQIP Standards Manual.  Please see our ASK MBSAQIP page to watch a recording and access the power point slides presented during this call.

The following FAQ document is also available to provide additional details regarding the implementation of the 2016 Standards. Please review this document carefully to learn about how changes to the standards may impact your center’s designation.

2016 MBSAQIP Standards FAQ


Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2014

The MBSAQIP is no longer accepting applications under the 2014 Standards. This version of the MBSAQIP Standards is available solely for historical reference.  Should you have any questions please contact the MBSAQIP.