The Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program (CESQIP), formed in 2012 and governed by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, aims to improve the value of operative care provided to patients with endocrine neoplasia. CESQIP enables continuous quality improvement to optimize outcomes and decrease costs through data collection, outcomes tracking, individualized reporting, and collaborative research. As of 2020, CESQIP included data from 56 unique sites and 254 surgeons amassing nearly 40,000 cases.

Key Features of Participation:

  • Tracks individual and institutional outcomes benchmarked against other surgeons and institutions in the quality dashboard (Figure 1)
  • Provides research data files and opportunities for collaborative research projects in Endocrine Surgery Fulfils the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for an operative log and practice improvement
  • Achieves CMS recognition as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and fulfills requirements for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Electronic case log for trainees, credentialing, and volume metrics (Figure 2)

Cost Considerations:

  • Improving quality and decreasing costs increase the value of care
  • Provide evidence of quality to administrators and leaders
  • Low initiation and subscription fees
  • Leverage existing reporting/quality infrastructure for data entry

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