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Features and FAQs

The American College of Surgeons Surgeon Specific Registry (ACS SSR™) allows you to enter key clinical and outcome data variables based on your clinical practice. Perform data entry on any number of devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones, across different hospitals and locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ACS Surgeon Specific Registry?

The American College of Surgeons Surgeon Specific Registry (ACS SSR™) is an online quality improvement tool and software application database that allows surgeons to track their cases and outcomes in a convenient manner, as well as meet certain regulatory requirements for the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

My SSR account is locked, how do unlock it?

If you forget your password or are locked out of your account due to five failed login attempts, contact ACS Tech Support at 877-600-7237 (toll-free).

How do I sign up for the SSR?

To begin SSR account creation, please visit SSR Registration and select Register. As a benefit of membership in the ACS, there is no registration charge for the SSR. Non-ACS surgeon members can sign up for the SSR program for an annual subscription fee of $299.

Can my office manager enter data on my behalf in the SSR?

Yes! The SSR offers delegate-level access to your SSR account. A delegate may be any office staff member (for example, practice administrator, nurse, biller, etc.). As a surgeon user you are responsible for managing your delegate account(s) access including initiation and deactivation. To get started, download our delegate management instructions.

What is the cost of participation in the SSR?

The SSR is available to ACS surgeon members free of charge, as a benefit of membership.

Non-ACS surgeon members can register for the SSR for an annual subscription fee of $299.

What are the benefits of SSR participation?

  • Log cases and track outcomes
  • Analyze data with enhanced reporting options
  • Create custom fields
  • Delegate account access
  • Upload multiple cases at once
  • Meet regulatory requirements:
    • Participate in the CMS Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) 2019
    • Submit your case log to the American Board of Surgery to meet your Continuous Certification Requirements

Can I access the SSR from my smartphone or mobile device?

Yes, the SSR is accessible from mobile devices. The SSR is mobile responsive and adapts to iOS mobile & tablet devices, as well as Android mobile & tablet devices. The mobile responsive SSR site can be added to your device’s home screen.

Please note: Reports cannot be accessed on mobile devices (tablets and smartphones).

What reports are available in the SSR?

To access your SSR reports, click on “Operational Reports” within the SSR menu and then select “SSR Reports”. You may run the following reports: Procedure by Date, Procedures Frequency, Wound Classification, Patient Attributes, and Postop Occurrences.

Please note: Reports cannot be accessed on mobile devices (tablets and smartphones).

How do I export my cases in the SSR?

To export your operative log:

  1. Select Operational Reports in the main menu
  2. Select SSR Reports
  3. Select Procedure Frequency report tab

Once the report populates and appropriate filters have been set, click on the Three Bar Stacked Icon to the right side of screen and select Export > Microsoft Excel Export.

The dialogue will automatically populate. DO NOT change any filters and click the “OK” button. Your report will download to your computer. Open your report and click on the second tab labeled: “procedure report by frequency” (delete details view tab if needed).

Can I import cases into the SSR?

Yes! The SSR offers an “Uploader Tool” that allows users to import large amounts of case data into the system.  The “Uploader Tool” instructions and template can be found within the “Library” section of the menu.  

Please note: This feature is not available on mobile devices (tablets and smartphones).