CME that Counts for MOC Basics

Published on:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Board certified physicians should see MOC points/credits reflected in their physician portal within 24 hours of the providers submitting the participant records in PARS.

Published on:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As a service to accredited providers and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), the ACCME will conduct audits on the activities registered for the ABIM and...

Published on:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

No, there is no fee at this time to register CME activities for ABA, ABIM, or ABP MOC programs.

Published on:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ACCME publishes information about accredited CME activities that have been registered for MOC via its CME Finder website (www.cmefinder.org). CME Finder is a publicly available on-line search...

Published on:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

There are three options available to you for registering an activity for MOC in PARS. 

Accredited providers may use the web fill form in the PARS interface to complete...

Published on:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CME providers that have previously worked with a specialty board to have their CME activity(ies) approved, should contact that specialty board to determine the preferred method for reporting learner data. ...

Last Revised:
November 1, 2016
Published on:
Thursday, August 11, 2016

As a benefit of registering CME activities for MOC using ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), accredited providers agree to have information about their activities made available to the public via ACCME’s CME...

Last Revised:
November 1, 2016
Published on:
Monday, May 16, 2016

Each specialty board has its own guidance for calculating the number of MOC points/credits available for an activity.  See “Ask ACCME” pages for specific boards to determine the number of MOC points/credits for the activity that...

Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Last Revised:
November 1, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

When you submit participant completion data, PARS will verify the participant's information against simple validation rules, and if verified, will transmit the record to the specialty board(s) for further validation. After the...

Last Revised:
November 1, 2016
Published on:
Monday, December 14, 2015

Reporting Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points for an accredited CME activity is a straightforward two-step process.

  • First, an accredited CME provider registers the activity in ACCME's...
Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Monday, December 14, 2015

If the participant data submitted via PARS does not match the information in a diplomate's specialty board record, PARS will not be able to confirm the participant’s identity and will not accept the completion record. The provider...

Last Revised:
November 1, 2016
Published on:
Monday, December 14, 2015

You should collect the following information for each board-certified physician (diplomate) in order to report their participant completion data in PARS:

  • Date of completion
  • ...
Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Monday, December 14, 2015

No. Individual participant data is collected and shared exclusively with the specialty board with which that activity has been registered for the purpose of reporting MOC points/credits for board-certified diplomates.  ACCME will...

Last Revised:
November 1, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Any CME provider accredited by the ACCME, by a Recognized State Accreditor, or by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education can register CME activities for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), ...

Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shared responses refer to the dialogue that is shared among participants in a discussion group. For example, this might be an appropriate assessment method when learners work...

Last Revised:
November 1, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Yes. If you save an activity using the “Save and quit” button in the activity record in PARS before completing all the required information to register an activity for Maintenance of Certification (MOC), you...

Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fill-in-the-blank questions refer to items that are completed by the learner(s). The format includes a leading statement with a missing word or words that are then completed by...

Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A passing standard can be set according to the intent of the evaluation. The passing standard is determined by the provider. When using a post-test as part of evaluation, the...

Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Longer form tests refer to assessment instruments that comprise several different testing modalities, such as multiple-choice items, items that require the learner to draw a...

Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Feedback can be provided in several ways. Evaluation results can be used as feedback. This is best achieved by correcting misconceptions and incorrect responses, showing learners the correct or optimal response, and providing an...

Last Revised:
January 26, 2017
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The table below illustrates which activity types are eligible for the specialty boards that rely on PARS for MOC activity registration and diplomate completion reporting for their MOC program:

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Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Written responses can be responses to a variety of prompts. The questions can be as broad as "What would you do differently as a result of what you learned?" and "What will you...

Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

No. CME providers in the ACCME System have the option but are not required to offer accredited CME that meets the ABIM, ABA and/or ABP program requirements.

Last Revised:
November 2, 2016
Published on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Multiple-choice questions can be used in a variety of ways. They are typically used as mini-case simulations that present a clinical vignette and a question (the "lead in") followed by a discrete range of possible responses, one of...