The ACCME Structured Abstract is intended to simplify, clarify and make more explicit the information needed by the ACCME to verify providers’ Performance-in-Practice. Providers are free to choose whether to use the structured abstract or the labels; it is important to note that the ACCME asks providers to choose one approach (structured abstract or labels) for the accreditation or reaccreditation process. If you have begun the process using labels and would like to to change to using the structured abstract, you do not need to revise or re-do the activity documentation that already has been labeled. For more information, see the Performance-In-Practice Review Web page.
The Performance-In-Practice Structured Abstract was introduced as part of the February 2014 changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process.