The American Society of Breast Surgeons Mastery of Breast Surgery℠ Program is designed to help surgeons document their clinical performance of breast procedures, as well as their care of breast cancer patients and patients at risk for breast cancer. Surgeons may choose to participate in any or all of the following modules in order to best meet their practice needs:

Using the SURGERY MODULE, participants can enter such information as indication, procedure performed, and complications for each of their surgical procedures. Participants may opt to enter additional pre- and post-procedure information, which is compiled into a summary report.

The module's quality measures section enables surgeons to also report on breast-related quality measures, including preoperative needle biopsy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, specimen orientation, and image confirmation of successful excision of image-localized breast lesions. 

Note: While participation in all modules of the Mastery Program is voluntary, completion of the information in the Surgery Module is required for those participants using the program for Maintenance of Certification Part 4 and/or the PQRS program.

The CANCER MODULE demonstrates how the Mastery Program can adapt to many styles of practice. In this module, participants must complete 2 required data fields to provide basic information regarding the cancer. However, depending on their reporting needs, participants may choose to also enter data on histology/markers, staging, treatment, quality measures, and survival/recurrence. This module provides users with a data summary screen.

The PERCUTANEOUS PROCEDURES MODULE allows participants to enter data on 10 different procedures, including image-guided biopsies, cyst aspirations, needle wire localizations, insertion of accelerated partial breast irradiation devices, and cryotherapy.  Participants have the option of entering post-procedure/surgical follow-up and nonsurgical follow-up information, when applicable. Data entered on each percutaneous procedure are compiled into a synoptic report, which may be printed by the participant or viewed on-line and edited at a later date.

Through the RISK ASSESSMENT MODULE, participants have access to a variety of standard risk calculations and a method to record and document those values. In addition, the page can be printed and placed in the patient's chart to facilitate discussion of additional testing or imaging. Links to other risk assessment tools are available on the risk summary view in this module.

Program Recognition

Organizations, such as The American Board of Surgery, recognize the Mastery Program as fulfilling the requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 (ongoing participation in a national, regional, or local surgical outcomes database or quality assessment program).

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