This tutorial offers educational resources to help providers attain compliance with Criteria 36-38 in the “Achieves Outcomes” category of the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation.
Choose at Least One of the “Achieves Outcomes” Criteria
A Menu of Options: Providers seeking to achieve commendation under ACCME’s Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation need to meet the expectations of any seven criteria from the five menu categories plus at least one of the criteria from the “Achieves Outcomes” category.
We determined that one criterion from the outcomes category should be mandatory for achieving commendation because it’s important that the CME community demonstrate the relevance, value, and impact of CME. In addition, assessing outcomes from CME will enable us, as a community, to identify more effective ways of delivering CME and contributing to healthcare improvement.
It’s optional: As a reminder, as with the existing commendation criteria 16-22, compliance with the new commendation criteria will be optional for CME providers and is not required to achieve Accreditation.
For more information about the new commendation criteria overall, including a transition timeline, please see the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation webpage.
Educational Resources: Achieves Outcomes
In response to providers’ requests, we have developed written FAQ, short videos, and examples of compliance for each of the “Achieves Outcomes” criteria. These examples describe approaches that would meet the expectations of the criteria; however, they may not include evidence of compliance with the measurement standards for each criterion.
- Video overview of Criterion 36 by Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, ACCME President and CEO
- Ask ACCME about Criterion 36
- Examples of Compliance for Criterion 36
Criterion 37: The provider demonstrates healthcare quality improvement.
- Video overview of Criterion 37 by Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, ACCME President and CEO
- Ask ACCME about Criterion 37
- Examples of Compliance for Criterion 37
Criterion 38: The provider demonstrates the impact of the CME program on patients or their communities.
- Video overview of Criterion 38 by Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, ACCME President and CEO
- Ask ACCME about Criterion 38
- Examples of Compliance for Criterion 38
We Want to Hear from You
We want to do everything we can to ensure our community’s successful implementation of the menu of commendation criteria. Please contact us with your questions, ideas, and examples of strategies and practices you are using to implement the criteria.