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

Participant Activities for 2019

Month

Activities

January

2019 Data Dictionary effective for 2019 admissions

Monthly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

February

Monthly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

March

Quarterly data submission deadline March 1

Monthly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

ACS TQIP® Benchmark Report

April

Monthly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

May

Monthly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

June

Monthly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

July

Monthly educational experience

August

Quarterly data submission deadline August 19

Monthly educational experience

September

Quarterly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

ACS TQIP® Benchmark Report

October

Monthly educational experience

November

TQIP Annual Meeting and Training
November 16–18 in Dallas, TX

December

Quarterly data submission deadline December 4

Quarterly Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

Please note that web conferences may be scheduled or rescheduled due to availability of participants and needs of the program.

2019 TQIP Data Submission Schedule

Quarter

Quarterly Call for Data windows

Patient admission must fall in this time frame. Patient must also be discharged.

October–December 2018

February 4–March 4, 2019

January 1, 2016–December 31, 2018

January–March 2019

May 1–August 19, 2019

January 1, 2017–March 31, 2019

April–September 2019

October 1–December 4, 2019

January 1, 2017–September 30, 2019

October–December 2019

February 3–March 3, 2020

January 1, 2017–December 31, 2019

Level I & II TQIP Risk-Adjusted Benchmark Report Timeline

Centers enrolling in Level I & II TQIP will participate in a TQIP Start-Up Year. The purpose of the Start-Up Year is to provide centers with the opportunity to identify and resolve data quality issues using targeted TQIP education early on to ensure that the first report centers receive is meaningful and actionable.

A TQIP center will become eligible to receive their first risk-adjusted benchmark report, on the next cycle, following their first 12 months of participation in the program.

The table below displays risk-adjusted benchmark report eligibility, based on the timing of center enrollment.

Center Enrollment* Date

Eligible for First Benchmark Report

July 16, 2017–January 15, 2018

Spring 2019 Report Cycle

January 16–July 15, 2018

Fall 2019 Report Cycle

July 16, 2018–January 15, 2019

Spring 2020 Report Cycle

January 16–July 15, 2019

Fall 2020 Report Cycle

July 16, 2019–January 15, 2020

Spring 2021 Report Cycle

*Steps to TQIP enrollment include completing an Info Form, signing a hospital participation agreement, and submitting payment.