The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) today announced they have adopted a final proposal to simplify and align their expectations for accredited continuing medical education (CME) activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) is pleased to release the ACCME Data Report: Growth and Evolution in Continuing Medical Education — 2016. The report includes data from a community of more than 1,800 accredited continuing medical education (CME) providers that offer physicians and healthcare teams an array of resources to promote quality, safety, and the evolution of healthcare.
From the ACCME website:
The American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME have closed their call for public comment about their proposal to simplify and align their expectations of accredited continuing medical education (CME) activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Comments were accepted through May 25, 2017, at 5 pm CDT. We appreciate our stakeholder community’s high level of participation and look forward to our ongoing engagement.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has included accredited CME as an improvement activity in the proposed changes for the Quality Payment Program. The proposed rule would make changes in 2018, the second year of the Quality Payment Program, as required by the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
In his Academic Medicine commentary, “The Leadership Case for Investing in Continuing Professional Development,” Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME, calls upon healthcare leaders to recognize the power and capacity of accredited CME to address many of the challenges in the healthcare environment, from clinician well-being to national imperatives for better health, better care, and lower costs.
Video Commentary with Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME: Introduction to the Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation
In this video, Dr. McMahon discusses the new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation.
The ACCME is delighted to announce the Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation—the mechanism for recognizing and celebrating organizations that excel as continuing medical education (CME) providers.
ACCME Modifies Interpretation of Standards for Commercial Support Regarding Relevant Financial Relationships
The ACCME modified the interpretation of the Standards for Commercial Support℠ (SCS): Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities (SCS) related to relevant financial relationships. In situations where a person in control of CME content discloses that their spouse or partner is an employee of a commercial interest and the content being controlled is related to the products/services of that commercial interest
The ACCME and the American Medical Association (AMA) are pleased to announce that they are progressing in their ongoing collaborative effort to align the two systems.