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

ACS QVP Focused Verification

The ACS QVP Focused Verification participation option is intended for:

  • Small-to-midsize hospitals that do not serve as tertiary or quaternary referral centers and specialize in a limited number of surgical specialties in addition to providing general surgery care that are early in the development of an overarching surgical quality infrastructure.
  • Midsize-to-large tertiary or quaternary care referral hospitals that are highly matrixed with several surgery departments or specialty divisions that are early in the development of an overarching surgical quality infrastructure.

ACS QVP Focused is intended to be a precursor to an ACS QVP Comprehensive site visit.

ACS NSQIP® participation is not required for this option.

Site Visit Structure

  • Site visit is approximately one half-day.
  • Includes meetings with hospital leadership, surgery department leadership, and frontline surgeons as well as a short chart review session.
  • Additionally, two surgical specialties will be selected for a deep-dive session to evaluate specialty-specific quality processes/resources.

Required Documentation

  • Hospital Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) with minimal documentation of processes and protocols required.
  • Surgical Specialty PRQs for two selected surgical specialties
  • A limited number of prepared patient chart files with associated quality review documentation.

Preparation Timeline

Recommend applying at least three months prior to anticipated site visit date.