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There are no Spine Surgery eCQMs applicable or available for accreditation purposes.
There are no Spine Surgery measures applicable or available for accreditation purposes.
There are no Spine Surgery eCQMs applicable or available for certification purposes.

The Joint Commission convened a technical advisory panel (TAP) in August 2020 to discuss potential standardized measures for the Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery (ACSS) program. The TAP was comprised of clinical experts with specific expertise in spine care, including clinical leadership from the American Spine Registry (ASR), a collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Four standardized performance measures were adopted from the ASR for collection in the program.

The four measures are as follows:

Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery (ACSS) Standardized Performance Measures

  • ACSS-01 Surgical Site Infection Rates
  • ACSS-02 New Neurological Deficits
  • ACSS-03 Unplanned Return Visit to the OR
  • ACSS-04 Pre-operative and post-operative Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO’s)

Questions regarding the measures may be sent to

The Joint Commission convened a technical advisory panel (TAP) in August 2020 to discuss potential standardized measures for the Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery (ACSS) program. The TAP was comprised of clinical experts with specific expertise in spine care, including clinical leadership from the American Spine Registry (ASR), a collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Four standardized performance measures were adopted from the ASR for collection in the program.

The four measures are as follows:

Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery (ACSS) Standardized Performance Measures

  • ACSS-01 Surgical Site Infection Rates
  • ACSS-02 New Neurological Deficits
  • ACSS-03 Unplanned Return Visit to the OR
  • ACSS-04 Pre-operative and post-operative Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO’s)

Questions regarding the measures may be sent to