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

Participant Activities for 2020




2020 Data Dictionary effective for 2020 admissions

Monthly educational experience


Monthly educational experience


Quarterly data submission deadline March 3

Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

ACS TQIP® Benchmark Report


Monthly educational experience


Monthly educational experience


Quarterly data submission deadline June 1

Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience


Monthly educational experience


Monthly educational experience


Quarterly data submission deadline September 3

Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

Monthly educational experience

ACS TQIP® Benchmark Report


Monthly educational experience


Monthly educational experience


Data submission deadline December 2

Q&A Web Conference for Registry Staff

TQIP Annual Meeting and Training
December 6–8, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ

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

2020 TQIP Data Submission Schedule


Quarterly Call for Data windows

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

October–December 2019

February 3–March 3, 2020

January 1, 2017–December 31, 2019

January–March 2020

May 1–June 1, 2020

January 1, 2018–March 31, 2020

April–June 2020

August 3–September 3, 2020

January 1, 2018–June 30, 2020

July–September 2020

November 2–December 2, 2020

January 1, 2018–September 30, 2020

October–December 2020

February 1–March 1, 2021

January 1, 2018–December 31, 2020

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, 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

January 16–July 15, 2020

Fall 2021 Report Cycle

July 16, 2020–January 15, 2021

Spring 2022 Report Cycle

*Steps to TQIP enrollment include submitting an online application, signing a hospital participation agreement, and submitting payment.