Yes, PARS is now being used as a tool for providers to submit information during the accreditation process about the activities they provided over the course of their accreditation term. The use of PARS will replace the Excel spreadsheet that providers previously used to submit their list of activities. This is not a new process, just a new tool. In addition, the period for which a provider has to submit activity information is the same as in this past, from the beginning of their accreditation term to the expiration. The only exception to this reporting period is for providers whose term began prior to January 1, 2008; no activities prior to January 1, 2008 will need to be entered into PARS.
It is important to note that providers will NOT have to complete the Program Summary information for any reporting years prior to 2010 even though they will have to enter activities that occurred during previous reporting years.
What data are providers required to enter into PARS?