Accreditation Decisions, Maintenance of Recognition
The Accreditation Council for CME has released the executive summary of its Board of Directors meeting, held April 4–5, 2013 at its Chicago offices. The ACCME ratified 50 accreditation and reaccreditation decisions. This included 14 providers that received Accreditation with Commendation (28%), which confers a 6-year term of accreditation. The list of accredited providers on our Web site has been updated to reflect the April 2013 accreditation decisions.
The Board of Directors heard a report about the progress of Maintenance of Recognition. Recognized Accreditors continue to submit compliance grids to the ACCME, demonstrating the accreditation decisions they have made for their CME providers. The grids show the compliance and noncompliance findings by criterion and the accreditation and progress report decisions for each CME provider. The grids are a quality assurance tool to support equivalency of accreditation decision-making. The Board adopted Maintenance of Recognition in 2011 in order to improve the quality, value, and efficiency of the recognition process and to enable the ACCME and Recognized Accreditors to identify areas for improvement on an ongoing basis.