ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS)

Last Revised:
June 25, 2014
Published on:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nonphysicians are called “other learners.” This category includes activity participants other than MDs and DOs. Beginning with the 2015 reporting year, residents are no longer included in this category and are instead counted as...

Last Revised:
June 25, 2014
Published on:
Thursday, January 23, 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...

Published on:
Friday, November 22, 2013

The RPC has hired the Campbell Alliance, Ltd. to manage the commercial support. So, in this complicated case, for simplicity, the ACCME is allowing providers to specify the “RPC/Campbell Alliance, Ltd.” as the commercial supporter...

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

At the bottom of the Add an Activity screen, you will see a section called Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). Follow the instructions to enter data about REMS-compliant and REMS-...

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Yes. ACCME will report this data, in aggregate, to the stakeholder community. 

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

As a service to the CME community and to the FDA, the ACCME has agreed to contribute to fulfilling the data collection and auditing requirements for the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS. The ACCME has modified its...

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Yes. You can download a report of the REMS-specific data associated with your REMS activities, by clicking on the Activities tab, and then clicking on Download REMS Activities from the left-hand navigation menu. Note that this...

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The ACCME has modified PARS to accept the data mandated by the FDA, including how many REMS CME activity participants prescribed ER/LA opioids within the last year, and a breakdown of these individuals by profession. Accredited CME...

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

No. The ACCME does not require accredited providers to offer REMS-compliant or REMS-related CE activities. There are no new or special accreditation requirements for accredited providers within the ACCME system...

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Providers accredited by the ACCME or an ACCME Recognized Accreditor can participate in the data collection process by entering REMS data in the REMS section of the web-based interface in PARS for each REMS activity they provide....

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In order to provide an equitable process for all accredited CME providers within the ACCME system, the ACCME is assessing a per activity fee from accredited CME providers that receive commercial support from the REMS Program...

Published on:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The FDA has mandated that the REMS Program Companies (RPC) report to the FDA on the progress of implementing the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS and that there be an independent audit of REMS-compliant accredited CE activities to...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Monday, January 30, 2012

You are required to complete the following fields regarding commercial support at the individual CME activity level.

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Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Learning from teaching is a descriptive label for a type of CME activity. (The identification of activity types by the ACCME serves to allow the ACCME to report data and information on the range of...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A course is a live CME activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. Examples: annual...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

An important concept in PARS is that of “open” and “closed” activities.  Open activities are those that have a minimum set of data entered for them:  specifically, activity name, activity type, activity date, and, if applicable,...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Report any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support received for an activity by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in...

Last Revised:
March 22, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

A directly provided activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-provided activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are the...

Last Revised:
November 7, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

The tab-delimited batch upload enables providers to export multiple activity records at one time into PARS.  The tab-delimited batch upload process originates with the use of an MS Excel template which closely mirrors the CME...

Last Revised:
June 26, 2014
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Physician participants are activity participants who are MDs or DOs. Through the 2014 reporting year, residents are not included in this category, but are included under nonphysician participants. Effective with the 2015 reporting...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have

  1. a series with multiple sessions that 
  2. ...
Last Revised:
November 15, 2011
Published on:
Friday, December 18, 2009

The ACCME requires accredited providers to understand the issues with knowledge or competence or performance that underlie a professional practice gap. Problems with knowledge, competence or performance that...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Yes. The ACCME has put together several tools for you to use related to uploading your activity data in batches using the Tab-Delimited Batch Upload feature in PARS. If you have not already...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Journal-Based CME in PARS, report each article as one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of time required to complete the activity. The number of participants should equal the total number of...

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