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The Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation includes 16 criteria divided into five categories (Promotes Team-based Education, Addresses Public Health Priorities, Enhances Skills, Demonstrates Educational Leadership, Achieves Outcomes)....
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No. As with the existing commendation criteria (16-22), achieving compliance with the menu of new commendation criteria is optional for CME providers and is not required to achieve Accreditation. Providers...
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The Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation can be used by any ACCME-accredited and state-accredited providers that are eligible to apply for Accreditation with Commendation. There is no...
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There are two ways you can get more information about an activity that you find through CME Finder: 1) click on the activity URL provided in the search response; and/or...
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Registration is “limited” for activities that are designed primarily for the accredited provider’s faculty, staff, membership, or another specific audience. For information about whether you may register for an activity...
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Currently, only activities that are registered for American Board of Anesthesiology’s Maintenance of Certification program (ABA MOCA), American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification program (ABIM MOC), American Board...
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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...
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ACCME’s CME Finder is a web-based search tool designed to help health care professionals find accredited CME activities that meet their needs.  Users can search for information about currently available...
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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...
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The ACCME and ABIM have developed a resource, Evaluation Tool: CME that Counts for ABIM MOC, which includes examples of evaluation approaches that CME providers can use in activities that...
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No. If you are creating a journal-based CME activity, the ACCME does not expect you to identify and disclose to learners the relevant financial relationships of the article’s authors and...
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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....
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We encourage CME providers to submit participant data as soon as possible after the activity is completed, so that each specialty board can apply the points/credits to physicians' records. Please note: Many...
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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 Program and Activity Reporting System...
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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 Diplomate’s specialty board-assigned ID (Diplomates who do not...
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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...
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Please see Table 2 in the ABIM Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program Guide for a detailed list of materials you will need to submit if your activity is audited.
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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...
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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...
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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 collaboratively through a...

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