In 2005, the NCBC began the development of a Quality Initiative Program for breast centers, which has evolved into the NQMBC® Program. This program identifies quality care measures, provides immediate access to information and allows breast centers to compare their performance with other centers across the United States.
In 2011, the NCBC began the development of a Quality Initiative Program for surgeons, which has added to the NQMBC - Surgeon Program. This program identifies quality care measures, provides immediate access to information and allows surgeons to compare their performance with other surgeons across the United States.
The participation in the NQMBC - Surgeon program as an activity will satisfy the American Board of Surgery part IV requirements for maintenance of certification.
The NCBC realizes that each surgeon is unique in organization and management of patient services. Participants benefit from a customized experience as they enter data and generate comparison reports, as all surgeons are encouraged to participate in the NQMBC Program.
One of the features surgeons will find most valuable is that surgeons can enter data at their own pace. Each surgeon can choose to complete all 9 measures or decide to focus on a select few.
Each surgeon has the opportunity to enter data which will be available only to the NQMBC - Surgeon Program's administrators and no outside agency.
The NCBC invites Surgeons to join other surgeons from across the country dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients by using the NQMBC - Surgeon Program.
The NQMBC - Surgeon Program extends to all surgeons providing breast health and cancer care a special invitation to consider measuring care provided to patients. This program will track a surgeon's quality performance data and allows each surgeon to measure their performance with other surgeons.
Participation in the NQMBC - Surgeon Program is completely free of charge.