The MBSAQIP Site Inspection

Are you in compliance with the new 2019 Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accreditation Standards?  Every bariatric program will be held accountable by October 1, 2019.

There are updated standards in the new 2019 version which have been added; while, others have been renumbered and edited.  Your existing manuals are no longer valid.
Don't assume you can recreate your new 2019 standard manuals alone.  This is daunting, time-consuming and labor-intensive task. It makes sense to have our BariMD Bariatric Specialists provide insight.  You do not want to lose your accreditation as this can impact your bariatric program significantly due to loss of patients who are required by their insurance company to have surgery at an accredited center.  A small investment will go a long way!
BariMD can help...
  • create your manuals that are required during a site inspection for accreditation approval
  • revise your current manuals to meet the new standards
  • provide 2019 manual notebooks with tabs and required documentation templates to customize to your specific program

BariMD offers comprehensive services to prepare bariatric programs for the MBSAQIP inspection as well as credentialing from other accrediting bodies.  The objective of this audit is to critically assess your program's facility, staff, clinical protocols and operational processes to meet the current MBSAQIP standards. 
Select from three service levels:
  • Onsite Audit:
    A BariMD Bariatric Specialist will come to your facility and perform a thorough mock site audit (up to 3 days) to identify standard deficits.  BariMD will provide an extensive report with a detailed action plan to include sound step-by-step applicable recommendations. 

    A pre and post onsite audit meeting is held via teleconference with the key program staff members. The pre-audit meeting provides details and sets expectations for the onsite assessment. Information about the onsite audit will be provided and the agenda will be reviewed. The post audit review, which takes places one to two weeks after the onsite audit, is a detailed report of the assessment findings with specific recommendations to optimize the organization's readiness for the "official" site inspection. 

    The audit assesses both the hospital and bariatric practice(s) and the surgeons to determine the program's compliance with the 2019 MBSAQIP standards.

  • Virtual Audit:
    A BariMD Bariatric Specialist will walk through your facility virtually to perform a thorough mock site audit to identify standard deficits.  BariMD will provide sound step-by-step applicable recommendations when reviewing your manuals with you. Our specialist will ask to share the documentation included in each of the standard manuals so BariMD can assist you to be in compliance.  A chart audit session will be included.

  • Retainer Support:
    We can also provide monthly telephonic consulting support to guide you with any areas of concern.  We will answer questions, support you one-on-one with the standards and any recommendations based on your specific program needs.

Creating the newly required 2019 standards manuals is a daunting and overwhelming task for every center... BariMD can help!

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