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ACS NSQIP QVP is one type of participation level for the ACS Quality Verification Program (QVP)—a standards-based verification program designed to help sites improve quality across surgical departments. ACS NSQIP QVP looks at the structures put in place at the hospitals to enable quality improvement, and how ACS NSQIP data in particular is utilized to help drive quality improvement initiatives.

Verification is a key component in quality improvement which has been part of other ACS Quality Programs for years and allows hospitals to ensure they have proper systems set up to support quality improvement initiatives and improve surgical care. As the only major registry program at ACS that has not been connected to a verification program, ACS NSQIP QVP helps link NSQIP data to hospital based surgical quality improvement and helps answer the question of “What now?” when hospitals ask themselves what they should be doing with their NSQIP data.

Learn more about the ACS QVP today

QVP Resources

ACS QVP Webinars
Informational videos with pilot hospital speakers and ACS QVP staff discussing the verification and site visit process. 

ACS QVP Resources
Verification and site visit guidance documents, publications, and media releases. 

ACS QVP Standards Manual

How to Apply

Sites interested in participating in ACS NSQIP QVP should review the standards and online resources, gather stakeholders to discuss participation and review levels. For additional information, please contact our business development representative at