[What information will ACCME collect through PARS?]
PARS collects the same CME activity information that providers are currently required to submit for purposes of reaccreditation, such as the name, date, and location of each activity provided. PARS has been designed to collect additional data and information to enable the ACCME and accredited providers to gain a more detailed and comprehensive picture of the national CME enterprise. These additional fields are optional and record information such as: sub-categories of activity types, an activity identification number that the provider assigns, the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ that were designated for the activity, and a description of the content the CME activity addressed. If commercial support was received, another set of additional fields appear asking you to choose the source of the commercial support, the amount of commercial support received from each source, and the nature of in-kind support that was received. Although this information may help the ACCME and its accredited providers demonstrate the value and scope of CME to system stakeholders, you are not required to submit data for these optional fields.
On the “Program Summary” tab, PARS collects aggregated information about the income and expenses of your CME program.
And, PARS also serves as the place where you can make updates to your contact information and view your organization’s accreditation information.
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