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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education. 

The objectives of the NAPBC include:

  • Consensus development of criteria for breast centers and a site visit process to monitor compliance 
  • Strengthening of the scientific basis for improving quality care 
  • Reducing the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer by improving screening mammography and advocating for increased access to and participation in clinical trials
  • Expanding programs of quality improvement measurement and benchmark comparison

2020 Site Visit FAQs

An FAQ document has been developed to assist CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC program participants with the changes that have been put in place by the American College of Surgeons to postpone accreditation and verification site visits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recommendations

Review the Recommendations for Prioritization, Treatment and Triage of Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Executive Summary and the recently released Elective Case Triage Guidelines for Surgical Care.

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Extension Granted

The College is granting an extension of one year for hospitals currently accredited and verified. This additional year will extend the standard three-year verification to a four-year verification, for sites in good standing.

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COVID-19 Resources

The American College of Surgeons is compiling and distributing information on the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the health care setting. Visit the ACS COVID-19 section for updates.

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FAQ Updated

Review our recently updated NAPBC Clarifications, Reminders, and Frequently Asked Questions document for announcements regarding requirements in Standard 1.2: Multidisciplinary Breast Care Conference and Standard 6.1: Quality and Outcomes.

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Workshop Postponed

The ACS Accreditation Programs: New Content for a New Decade has been rescheduled for December 2–4, 2020 in Rosemont, IL.

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2019 Annual Report

Learn about the activities and accomplishments of the NAPBC in 2019.

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