Register for the ACCME Annual Meeting by April 5, Complete Your Year-End Reporting, ACCME Receives PCORI Engagement Award, CME for MIPS Resources
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our call for feedback to review the rules that protect the independence and integrity of accredited continuing education (CE). We greatly appreciate your input about updating the rules on independence to address the changing healthcare environment. We also thank those who contributed their perspectives during our feedback sessions: we have convened in-depth discussions with Recognized Accreditors, volunteer surveyors, and members of our Accreditation Review Committee.
To gather more input, we are holding focus groups at the ACCME 2019 Meeting, and discussions with the members of the Committee for Review and Recognition and our colleague accreditors in the health professions. We look forward to continuing to engage in dialogue with stakeholders at multiple forums.
ACCME RECEIVES PCORI AWARD
We were honored to receive the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), to provide funding for “Learning Together: Engaging Patients in Professional Development of Physicians and Healthcare Teams.” The “Learning Together” initiative involves the development and delivery of live and online resources designed to advance the role of patients as partners in CE, including a track at the ACCME 2019 Meeting.
COMPLETE YOUR 2018 YEAR-END REPORTING IN PARS
To meet your year-end reporting requirements, you must enter data for your 2018 activities and your 2018 program summary in the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
Deadline: For ACCME-accredited and jointly accredited providers, the deadline for completing your 2018 year-end reporting requirements is April 1, 2019. Providers accredited by a state or territory medical society may be required to complete their 2018 year-end report earlier and should check with their accreditor for information.
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
GETTING STARTED WITH JOINT ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP
Spaces are still available for the introductory workshop on April 16 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CT at the ACCME's offices in Chicago. During the workshop, we will discuss:
- value & benefits of Joint Accreditation
- eligibility criteria
- application process and timeline
- Joint Accreditation criteria
There is a registration fee of $250 per person for this workshop. Space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You can find the agenda, registration info, and more details here.
For questions, please contact Marcia Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCME 2019 MEETING: REGISTER BY APRIL 5; NEW! POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Registration for the ACCME 2019 Meeting closes in one week! Register here by next Friday, April 5.
Join us at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on April 30 – May 2 to collaborate with your peers and expert faculty with the goal of advancing your own professional development. Take time to build your skills and make plans for evolving learning and improvement for the practitioners and communities you serve.
We're pleased to invite ACCME 2019 Meeting attendees to join us for a new post-conference workshop, “Successes from the Field: Collaborating to Enhance Care and Services for Adolescent Health,” on May 2 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM CT. This workshop will focus on hands-on approaches to bring collaboration and community engagement to CME that advances the health of adolescents. This session is being conducted in partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health – Region 5, with support from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health. There is no additional fee to attend this workshop. To register please click here.
CME FOR MOC: ASK YOUR QUESTIONS WEBINARS MAY 21 AND JULY 23
- Beginner CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar - May 21
- Advanced CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar – July 23
Tips and Tools
NEW RESOURCES: CME THAT COUNTS FOR MIPS
Thank you to those who attended the ACCME and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) webinar CME that Counts for MIPS on March 6. We’ve posted new resources:
- Archived webinar, including slides and transcript
- Updated FAQ, based on the questions submitted by participants
For more information, visit our CME for MIPS webpage.
CONTENT VALIDITY RESOURCES WEBPAGE
We’ve created a webpage aggregating resources related to our CME Clinical Content Validation Policy, including links to articles about dealing with controversial topics and managing CME about medical marijuana.
Connect with Us
JULIE WHITE RECEIVES 2019 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FROM SACME
Congratulations to Julie White, MS, CHCP, who received the 2019 Distinguished Service award from the Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME). The national award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to CME over an extended period.
If you or your colleagues receive recognition for your accomplishments, let us know, and we will help spread the word! Send your email to Melissa Simmons, Communications Assistant at email@example.com.
As part of our ongoing efforts to promote the value of accredited CME, we are highlighting the role of clinicians as planners, teachers, learners, or CME committee members. For the full interview with Dr. Hardy, visit our Clinician Spotlight page. To nominate a clinician, please complete the nomination form.
Collaborations and Engagement
A CLER WINDOW: ALIGNING GME, CME, AND INSTITUTIONAL GOALS
Josephine Fowler, MD, Former VP, Academic Affairs/DIO, JPS Health Network talks about how collaboration between CME and GME can support patient safety and quality initiatives.
PROGRAM SUPPORT ANALYST
The Program Support Analyst is responsible for providing support to ACCME providers, collaboration partners, staff and volunteers in their use and understanding of ACCME’s proprietary data collection systems, including the Program and Activity Reporting System.
SYSTEMS MANAGER, ACCREDITATION & RECOGNITION
The Systems Manager performs a critical role in the implementation of systems designed to ensure the accuracy, consistency and integrity of the Accreditation and Recognition processes that are core functions of the ACCME.
For Your Reference
New Publication Opportunity: The Journal of Wellness
“A Collaboration Between Government and the Continuing Education Community Tackles the Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities,” Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
“The Changing Role of CME,” Congress of Neurological Surgeons Quarterly
"Improving Trust between Learners and Teachers in Medicine,"Academic Medicine
In Case You Missed It
IPCE Works! Identifying Measures of Success and Evaluating Our Impact — Report from the 2018 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit