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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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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...
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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 process, and/or fill-in-the-blank written or...
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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 the learner(s)....
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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...
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The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program Guide notes that in order for a course (or other live activity) to be registered for ABIM Maintenance of Certification...
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The process of peer review means that the educational materials are reviewed by other clinicians who are sufficiently familiar with the material to be able to render an opinion as...
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Once you have attested that your activity meets the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program requirements, ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) will prompt you to...
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Yes. Once you have attested that your activity meets the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program requirements, the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) will prompt you...
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No. As has always been the case, accredited providers should report any multi-session annual meeting as a single CME activity in ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). When registering...
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Per ACCME data reporting instructions, accredited providers should report multi-session regularly scheduled series (RSS) for example, grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences as a single activity in...
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The REMS Program Companies (RPC) assigns an ID (RPC ID) to each activity for which it provides commercial support.  Accredited providers that offer RPC- supported REMS activities are responsible for...
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A diagnostic laboratory is not considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest if its business is limited to the provision of diagnostic services that provide clinical results or information to healthcare professionals...
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The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is...

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