The ACCME’s performance-in-practice review allows providers to demonstrate compliance with the ACCME’s expectations and offers providers an opportunity to reflect on their CME practices. Materials that demonstrate compliance with the ACCME’s expectations may result from work done for individual activities or as part of the overall CME program. Completed forms, faculty and planning correspondence, meeting minutes, and strategic planning documents are examples of materials that might help a provider show how an activity meets the ACCME’s expectations. Providers must include such materials as labeled evidence to verify compliance.
To facilitate the ACCME’s review of a provider’s performance-in-practice, the following three stages are required:
The provider’s submission of CME activity data. Providers should use the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) to submit known information about the CME activities your organization has provided, or will provide, during its current accreditation term under the umbrella of your ACCME accreditation statement.
The ACCME’s selection of activities for performance-in-practice review. Based on the CME activity data you provide to the ACCME, the ACCME will select up to 15 activities for review. The ACCME will notify your primary contact via email when the activities for review have been selected. Providers are accountable for demonstrating performance-in-practice for all of the activities selected.
The provider’s submission of labeled evidence of performance-in-practice for all of the activities selected. Providers are required to affix performance-in-practice labels, according to ACCME instructions, to materials and information that verify the activity meets the ACCME accreditation requirements.