Achieves Outcomes: Getting Started with Commendation Criteria 36-38

This tutorial offers educational resources to help providers attain compliance with Criteria 36-38 in the “Achieves Outcomes” category of the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation.

The commendation criteria in the "Achieves Outcomes" category reward accredited providers that demonstrate the impact of their CME programs on learners' performance, healthcare quality improvement, and/or the health of patients, families, and communities.

Please note: The compliance examples describe approaches that would meet the expectations of the criteria; however, they may not include evidence of compliance with the measurement standards for each criterion.

Criterion 36: The provider demonstrates improvement in the performance of learners.

Criterion 37: The provider demonstrates healthcare quality improvement.

Criterion 38: The provider demonstrates the impact of the CME program on patients or their communities.