American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

ACS QVP Comprehensive Verification

The ACS QVP Comprehensive Verification participation option is intended for midsize-to-large tertiary or quaternary referral hospitals that are highly matrixed with several departments or specialty divisions that have already begun development of an overarching surgical quality infrastructure. These sites are ready to have a deep-dive assessment into each of the surgical specialties to evaluate for both vertical and horizontal integration of the model for surgical quality.

ACS NSQIP participation is not required for this option.

Site Visit Structure

  • Site visit is a full day (split across two days).
  • Includes meetings with hospital leadership, surgery department leadership, and frontline surgeons as well as a chart review session.
  • Includes individual meetings with each of the surgical specialties offered to evaluate specialty-specific quality processes/resources.

Required Documentation

  • Hospital PRQ and associated documentation of established processes/protocols.
  • Surgical Specialty PRQs for all surgical specialties offered at the facility
  • Prepared patient chart files with associated quality review documentation.

Preparation Timeline

Recommend applying at least six to 12 months* prior to anticipated site visit date.

*May be shorter timeframe if already completed ACS QVP Focused Verification.