Executive Summary of March 2016 ACCME Board of Directors Meeting Now Available

April 4, 2016
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Tamar Hosansky

The executive summary of the ACCME Board of Directors meeting, held March 10–11, is now available. The ACCME ratified 46 accreditation and reaccreditation decisions. This included 15 providers that received Accreditation with Commendation (33%), which confers a 6-year term of accreditation. Six initial applicants received Provisional Accreditation. Welcome to the new accredited providers and congratulations to all the providers receiving reaccreditation!

Response to commendation criteria call for comment: The Board of Directors held an in-depth discussion about the robust response to our call for public comment about the proposal for a menu of new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. More than 245 organizations, CME providers, groups, and individuals provided feedback via the online survey, submitting more than 2,600 individual comments. Read more in the Message from the CEO.

Guest discussions about CME and MOC: The Board of Directors convened discussions with leadership from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), an ACCME member organization, as well as several individual certifying boards, to discuss the challenges faced by diplomates, how the boards are evolving their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs, and how accredited CME and the ACCME can support the efforts of MOC and diplomates. Member organization liaisons joined the discussions.

Participants included representatives from the ABMS, the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Board appreciates the high-level, thoughtful discussions, and looks forward to its ongoing engagement with the ABMS and the certifying boards to support MOC and diplomates.

Read more about CME in Support of MOC and CME that Counts for ABIM MOC.

Download the executive summary.