Participation Awards 2018 to be released in March

The results of the 2018 participation awards will be released in March.  Sites will receive their individual results and a listing of all awards recipients will appear on the VQI website.
A short review of the scoring process:
Points needed for each Star level are as follows:

  • 0 Stars                     < 17 points
  • 1 Star                       17-26 points
  • 2 Stars                     27-40 points
  • 3 Stars                     > 40 points

LTFU

  • <70% = 0 points
  • >=70% = 2 points
  • >=80% = 4 points
  • >=90% = 6 points

Regional Meeting attendance

  • Each regional meeting will be scored on a 0-3 point scale:
    • For centers with 3 or more MDs, 1 point for each MD attending, up to a max of 3 points
    • If site has only 2 MDs and 1 attends, 2 points
    • If site has <3 MDs and all attend, 3 points
    • Extra point for support staff attending with an MD (but not if it pushes total for that meeting over 3 points).
    • If no MD attends, 0 points, regardless of support staff attendance.  (will discuss with Participation Award Committee)
  • If total score for both meetings is < 6 points, the center can receive an additional point if any non-physician staff member attends the Annual VQI meeting at VAM

QI Project

  • Scoring on 0 – 6 point scale to keep consistent with other measures.
    • Initiation of a QI Project, evidenced by submitting a Project Charter
    • Presenting a QI/Research Project (presentation or poster) at a Regional VQI or Regional Society Meeting
    • Presenting a QI/Research Project (presentation or poster) at the National VQI or Vascular Annual Meeting
    • Publish in a Peer Reviewed Journal
    • Improvement of rates on National QI Initiatives, or maintaining excellent performance rates

Registry subscriptions

  • 1-2 registries = 0 points
  • 3-5 registries = 2
  • 6-8 registries = 4
  • ≥ 9 registries = 6
  • If the center is a vein-only center (i.e. could only possibly subscribe to 1 registry) = 1 point

Total points = 4 x LTFU score (Spring and Fall) + 3 x Attendance score (Spring and Fall) + 2 x QI project score + 1 x Registry score