Effective immediately the Participation Committee unanimously voted to re-instate LTFU criteria in the 2021 Participation Awards. During the height of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the committee decided to temporarily remove LTFU as criteria for the 2020 Participation Awards. Now that centers have implemented sustainable measures to address COVID-19’s impact (re-assigning staff, furloughing staff, canceling non-emergent imaging, canceling non-emergent follow-up appointments), the committee is hopeful that centers are able to return to pre-COVID-19 operations.
The following is a list of the four domains for the 2021 Participation Awards criteria:
Domain 1 – LTFU – 40% weighted
Domain 2 – Regional Meeting attendance – 30% weighted
Domain 3 – QI Project – 20% weighted
Domain 4 – Registry subscriptions – 10% weighted
The final score is calculated as follows:
Total points = 4 x LTFU score + 3 x Attendance score + 2 x QI score + 1 x registry score
Scoring details will be provided in newsletters, upcoming webinars, the VQI Annual Meeting, and the Fall regional meetings.
Please contact Betsy Wymer (SVS VQI Director of Quality) at firstname.lastname@example.org, if needed.