ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS)

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Friday, November 22, 2013

The RPC has hired inVentiv Health, Ltd. to manage the commercial support. So, in this complicated case, for simplicity, the accreditor is allowing providers to specify the “RPC/inVentiv Health, Ltd.” as the commercial supporter....

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November 3, 2016
Published on:
Monday, January 30, 2012

You are required to complete the following fields regarding commercial support at the individual activity level.

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November 3, 2016
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A course is a live activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. Examples: annual meeting...

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November 3, 2016
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in...

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November 3, 2016
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Learning from teaching is a descriptive label for a type of activity. (The identification of activity types allows the reporting of data and information on the range of educational formats offered...

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November 3, 2016
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Report any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support received for an activity by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in...

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November 3, 2016
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Friday, November 11, 2011

An important concept in PARS is that of “open” and “closed” activities.  Open activities are those that have a minimum set of data entered for them:  specifically, activity name, activity type, activity date, and, if applicable,...

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March 22, 2016
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Friday, November 11, 2011

A directly provided activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-provided activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are the...

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November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have

  1. a series with multiple sessions that 
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November 15, 2011
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Accredited providers are required to understand the issues with knowledge or competence or performance that underlie a professional practice gap. Problems with knowledge, competence or performance that...

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November 11, 2011

Below is a list of the different activity types that can be reported in PARS.  You can click on the name of any of these activity types for a definition and additional information:

Test Item Writing activities may consist of either of the following processes:  

  1. When questions are...

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November 11, 2011

When you report Internet Searching and Learning in PARS, aggregate and report all your data for Internet Searching and Learning for all learners into one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of...

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November 11, 2011

If your organization assigns an internal code or identifier to each of its activities, you may enter it into this field.

The Provider Activity ID field is optional when entering single activities using the PARS...
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June 25, 2014

Hours of instruction and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  designated may be the same or may be different.  Please refer to the ...

A journal-based activity includes the reading of an article (or adapted formats for special needs), a provider stipulated/learner directed phase (that may include reflection, discussion, or debate about the material...

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November 11, 2011

If you need to delete more than one activity at a time from PARS, you may do so by visiting the View Activities screen and selecting the applicable Reporting Year. Expand the list of either...

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November 11, 2011

When you report Journal-Based activities in PARS, report each article as one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of time required to complete the activity. The number of participants should equal the total number...

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February 12, 2014

Yes, the accredited provider must report the full amount of commercial support received, even if the commercial support is distributed to other non-accredited joint providers.

Committee learning is an activity that involves a learner’s participation in a committee process where the subject of which, if taught/learned in another format would be considered within the...

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November 11, 2011

When you report Learning from Teaching in PARS, aggregate your data for Learning from Teaching for all learners into one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of time you believe a learner would take to complete...

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November 3, 2016

The following fields are required to establish, or “open” an activity in PARS:

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November 11, 2011

Hours of instruction equals the total hours of educational instruction provided.  For example, if a one-day course lasts eight (8) hours (not including breaks or meals), then total hours of instruction reported for that...

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February 1, 2012

Each year, information is collected, summarized, and published as a service to accredited providers, other members of the community, and the public via the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). At the conclusion of each...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

Manuscript review is based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication review process of a manuscript.

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