ACCME Newsletter: More Webinar Dates to Start Reporting Learner Credit Data; Learn Well with ACCME Academy
MORE WEBINAR DATES ADDED: START REPORTING LEARNER CREDIT DATA IN PARS
Looking for an introduction on how to enter learner credit data in ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS)? We have you covered! We’ve added more dates to our webinar series, Start Reporting Learner Credit Data in PARS, to give you an opportunity to ask questions, hear from ACCME staff, and understand how reporting learner credit data can simplify your administrative processes and add value to your program. Register for the date that works for your schedule below:
Learn more about the value of reporting learner credit data here.
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 2022 ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP
Earlier this month, we welcomed more than 160 continuing education (CE) professionals to Chicago at our annual 2022 Accreditation Workshop. Together, we addressed how to implement the ACCME Criteria, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence, in the planning of accredited CE activities, discussed best practices for engaging learners and program improvements, explored the value of setting a CME mission, and shared strategies for leveraging the Commendation Criteria to advance CE programming. Thank you to our participants, faculty, and staff for a great workshop filled with discovery and connection!
Save the date! The 2023 Accreditation Workshop will take place on August 3-4, 2023 in Chicago. Watch for more information here.
ACCME Academy Spotlight
Need a quick refresher or introduction to ACCME’s accreditation requirements? Explore the microlearning video series, Accreditation Tips, on ACCME Academy to hear from ACCME staff on how to maintain compliance and strive for Accreditation with Commendation. More courses will be added to this series throughout the year, so stay tuned!
Education and Resources
LEARN HOW TO FACILITATE SMALL GROUP LEARNING WITH THE CE EDUCATOR'S TOOLKIT
Research has shown that small group learning is an effective module for continuing education—it promotes a collaborative environment for learners to develop skills in problem-solving, team building, decision-making, and critical thinking. Looking for guidance and tips to facilitate small group learning in your work? Explore case scenarios, implementation guidelines, and key considerations on page 46 of the CE Educator’s Toolkit.
Collaboration and Engagement
ACCME COMMENT IN SUPPORT OF CMS PROPOSED RULE TO ALLOW DATA SUBMISSION FOR IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule, CMS-1770-P, that would allow CME accreditation organizations to serve as third-party intermediaries to submit data on improvement activities. The ACCME has submitted a comment in support of this rule, noting that we can provide verifiable information on clinicians who engage in accredited CME, thereby reducing reporting burdens on clinicians and allowing them to focus on improving patient care. We encourage the accredited education community to submit their comments in support of this proposed rule. The deadline for comments is Tuesday, September 6. ACCME’s comment is available to download here.
ACCME PRESIDENT AND CEO'S ESSAY ON MEDICAL MISINFORMATION
In an essay submitted to the 2022 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation Forum, ACCME President and CEO Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, shares his thoughts on the value of CME in helping to combat medical misinformation by ensuring content is scientifically valid and free from commercial bias. Read his essay, Optimistic in the Face of Impotence, to learn more about the role of accredited continuing medical education in improving the quality and safety of medical practice and health outcomes.
The ACCME has two position openings. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
- Full Stack .Net Developer (React, Azure DevOps, SQL Server) works closely with our Data Services team to design, develop and implement features for ACCME’s critical, custom applications: the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) and CME Passport.
- Program Support Analyst aids accredited providers, collaboration partners, staff, and volunteers in their use and understanding of ACCME’s PARS.