FAQ

How is a regularly scheduled series defined?

Regularly scheduled series is a course planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, e.g., offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly; and is primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization’s professional staff. Examples include grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and… More

FAQ

How do I report information about Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) in PARS?

When reporting Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) in PARS, each series should be reported as one activity. In addition, the following guidelines should be used:

  1. The cumulative number of hours for all sessions within a series equals the number of hours for that… More

FAQ

How do I report ABP MOC participant completion data for regularly scheduled series such as grand rounds or tumor board conferences?

Per ACCME data reporting instructions, accredited providers should report multi-session regularly scheduled series (RSS) (e.g., grand rounds, tumor boards, or morbidity and mortality conferences) as a single activity in the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). If the entire RSS or a… More

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How do I report ABIM MOC participant completion data for regularly scheduled series such as grand rounds or tumor board conferences?

Per ACCME data reporting instructions, accredited providers should report multi-session regularly scheduled series (RSS) for example, grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences as a single activity in the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). If the entire RSS or… More

Compliance Library Example

Criterion 2: #15288

The provider has developed a planning process, on an institutional basis, that asks planners to describe professional practice gaps and their underlying educational needs. In addition, the provider uses quality and safety data as the basis for its regularly scheduled series. The provider… More

Compliance Library Example

Criterion 7: #55978

A standard CME information page that includes all disclosures is provided to participants prior to the educational activity. Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) are reviewed on a regular basis for compliance through site visits by CME office staff. For all RSS, a CME coordinator is assigned to… More

FAQ

How are hours of instruction defined?

Hours of instruction equals the total hours of educational instruction provided. For example, if a one-day course lasts eight (8) hours (not including breaks or meals), then total hours of instruction reported for that course is 8. 

See the ACCME FAQs about regularly scheduled series,… More

FAQ

What are the requirements for CME activities offering Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit?

  • The activity must be directly or jointly provided by a provider accredited by the ACCME.
  • The activity is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in one of the following activity types: Course, Committee Learning, Enduring Material, Internet Activity (Enduring Material), Internet… More
FAQ

What is the significance of "Reporting Year?"

Annually, the activity data that is reported by providers is aggregated and published as an Annual Report that provides information to the community. The “Reporting Year” indicates in which Annual Report the activity belongs. Most providers operate on a calendar year basis, and for these… More

FAQ

What kind of activity types can be reported in PARS?

Below is a list of the different activity types that can be reported in PARS.  You can click on the name of any of these activity types for a definition and additional information:

  • Course
  • Regularly Scheduled Series
  • Internet Live Course
  • Enduring Material… More