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

Getting Started with Level III TQIP

  • Check with your trauma registry vendor to confirm that you have fully implemented the current version of the ACS National Trauma Data Standard Data Dictionary.
  • Discuss Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) participation with your registry vendor to be sure your registry is ready for TQIP.
  • Submit a completed ACS TQP Application.
  • Ensure your hospital has signed the current BAA/DUA with the American College of Surgeons (last updated 2017). If your center currently submits to NTDB you should already have an updated BAA/DUA on file.
  • Execute a TQIP Hospital Participation Agreement (this will be sent after you have submitted a completed application).
  • Pay the annual TQIP Participation fee. For more details regarding TQIP pricing, please log in to the TQP Account Center.
  • Visit the TQIP website for more information about program deliverables and expectations.