ACCME’s New Highlights Report, Download the ACCME 2019 Meeting App, CME for MIPS Logo and Statement is Now Available
2018-2019 ACCME HIGHLIGHTS REPORT: ADVANCING CME TO OPTIMIZE CARE
We are pleased to release Advancing CME to Optimize Care: 2018-2019 Highlights from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®). The year-in-review report describes the ACCME and CME community’s initiatives to advance quality learning for healthcare professionals that drives improvements in patient care.
With our new website, international collaborations, research opportunities, and more advanced data system, we aim to promote an even more dynamic CME enterprise that is ready to adapt to the changing educational needs of clinician-learners today and in the future.
We published Advancing CME to Optimize Care, as part of our efforts to build visibility for the CME community and communicate the value of accreditation and accredited CME. Read the news release.
Watch the Highlights report introduction video below, featuring some of the ACCME staff.
DOWNLOAD THE ACCME MEETING 2019 APP
We look forward to welcoming close to 600 participants from 48 states and territories and 7 countries to Spring Forward next week! For those of you attending the meeting, remember to download the app in the Apple or Google Play store; search for ACCME Events. Whether or not you’re attending the meeting, stay in touch with the hashtag #ACCME2019.
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
CME FOR MOC: ASK YOUR QUESTIONS WEBINARS MAY 21 AND JULY 23
- Beginner CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar – May 21
- Advanced CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar – July 23
Tips and Tools
CME FOR MIPS LOGO AND STATEMENT
In response to your requests, we’ve posted a logo and statement to help learners identify accredited CME activities that meet the expectations for an Improvement Activity for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The use of the logo and statement are completely optional. Click on the image below to download the logo.
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).
The inclusion of accredited CME in MIPS offers an opportunity for providers to demonstrate the value of CME in promoting clinician engagement in efforts to improve performance, quality, and safety.
For more information and resources, visit our CME for MIPS webpage.
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GETTING STARTED WITH JOINT ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP
On Tuesday, April 16, Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education hosted a workshop at our offices in Chicago to explain the benefits of Joint Accreditation for organizations in the initial stages of the application process.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE FOR RECEIVING REACCREDITATION WITH COMMENDATION
“Our appreciation to the whole ACCME team for providing the tools for providers to use to advance the quality of healthcare on behalf of patients, clinicians, and the public!”—Michael Fordis, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Baylor College of Medicine
Our Story of the Month
WISCONSIN MEDICAL SOCIETY: ADDRESSING CLINICIAN BURNOUT
This month’s Our Stories: Exemplary Practices, features the Wisconsin Medical Society. Stephanie Taylor, Medical Education and Professional Development Coordinator, shares her organization’s efforts to address clinician burnout.
“We have held several ‘Leading Healthy Work Systems’ workshops. This multi-session, small group activity, which takes place over the course of three months, is designed to give learners the necessary skills to recognize the physical, social, technological, and cultural attributes in the work environment that impact productivity and occupational well-being. It also aims to provide physician leaders with tools and strategies to proactively understand the system in which they work.”
Read the full article and more stories about how accredited CME providers are making a difference in healthcare at the Our Stories webpage.
PROGRAM SUPPORT ANALYST
The Program Support Analyst is responsible for providing support to ACCME providers, collaboration partners, staff and volunteers in their use and understanding of ACCME’s proprietary data collection systems, including the Program and Activity Reporting System. Visit the Careers page to learn more.
SYSTEMS MANAGER, ACCREDITATION & RECOGNITION
The Systems Manager performs a critical role in the implementation of systems designed to ensure the accuracy, consistency and integrity of the Accreditation and Recognition processes that are core functions of the ACCME. Visit the Careers page to learn more.
For Your Reference
- A Letter to the Editor, by Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME, was published in the Journal of Medical Regulation in response to "A Glossary in Support of Physicians’ Continuing Professional Development Across the World." In the letter, Dr. McMahon says, "The creation of this glossary represents a crucial step forward: A common set of terms lays the groundwork for effective communication among these stakeholders, enabling us to work more efficiently together as we collaborate across borders to advance our shared goals of improving physician competence, practice, and patient care.”
- "The CME Transformation,” Vanderbilt Medicine, describes how Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is incorporating innovative approaches to directly address health outcomes and individual and group performance. “One of our strategic goals is to accelerate the evolution of CME. A lot of people think CME is about box-checking and credit-seeking, but from our perspective CME is about performance management for professionals; it’s about integrating learning into practice,” Dr. McMahon says in the article.
In Case You Missed It
- ACCME Receives PCORI Award — We were honored to receive the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), to provide funding for “Learning Together: Engaging Patients in Professional Development of Physicians and Healthcare Teams.”
- Content Validity Resources webpage — We’ve created a webpage aggregating resources related to our CME Clinical Content Validation Policy, including links to articles about dealing with controversial topics and managing CME about medical marijuana.