In PARS, why does ACCME ask providers to indicate which competencies an activity addressed?

Published Date: 
January 23, 2014
Last Revised: 
June 25, 2014

This question will produce information that supports Accreditation Criterion 6, which says that the provider develops activities in the context of desirable physician attributes. The ACCME added this data element in response to requests from stakeholders including the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). This data will enable the ACCME to inform the stakeholder community about the extent to which the competencies are addressed by accredited CME.  This question is only currently applicable to activities provided in the 2014 Reporting Year and beyond.  For each of your activities, you will be asked to select from a list of competencies including ACGME/ABMS, Institute of Medicine, Interprofessional Education Collaborative, and Other. This field is optional in the 2014 reporting year, but, for the 2015 reporting year and beyond, at least one selection must be made to “close” an activity.

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