Reporting to the ACCME
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requires all CME providers to submit an annual report in March. We use a web-based database entitled Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). PARS replaces previous reporting requirements including an annual summary and the activity list submitted during the accreditation self-study every 4-6 years.
ACCME requires the following information related to every CME activity:
- Activity type (e.g. Course, Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS), Enduring Material, etc.)
- Activity title
- Activity date
- Activity location (Courses and RSS only)
- Reporting year
- Sponsorship (Direct or Joint)
- Hours of instruction
- Designed to change competence, performance and/or patient outcomes?
- Changes in competence, performance and/or patient outcomes evaluated?
- Number of physicians who participated in the activity
- Number of non-physicians who participated in the activity
- Commercial support received? (Y/N)
- If Yes, number of commercial supporters?
- If Yes, total value of commercial support received (monetary or in-kind)
PARS can also collect optional information on
- Content areas
- Subcategories for courses
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated
- Names of joint sponsors and commercial supporters
- The nature of in-kind support
- Some activity-specific income and expense information
The CME provider must also detail program summary including
- Total amount of commercial support in [Reporting Year]
- Total advertising & exhibit income received in [Reporting Year]
- Total income received from other sources in [Reporting Year]
- Total expenses of your CME unit in [Reporting Year]
For updated accreditation information, visit the ACCME website. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine accreditation cycle ends July 2013. In fall 2012, we will complete a self-study report. In this report, we will describe program guidelines and examples to prove all ACCME Essential Areas and Elements including Standards for Commercial Support are met. In addition, we will be required to submit up to 15 performance-in-practice examples chosen at the ACCME discretion. The ACCME uses the activities submitted through PARS to choose the performance-in-practice examples. The performance-in-practice examples must prove that all Essential Areas and Elements including Standards for Commercial Support are met.
In August 2012, the CME program initated the self-study report based on the ACCME Outline. The completed report was due to the ACCME on December 5, 2012. The ACCME also chose the following to demonstrate performance-in-practice.
- Western Ohio Breast Conference: Breast Cancer Update 2010 Viewing a New Decade
- CBC/CTS Medical Liaison 2010-2011 Initial Application
- 2010-2011 Pediatric Grand Rounds On Demand "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome"
- Learning from Teaching events in 2011
- Incorporation of Asthma Action Plans into Clinical Practice
- 2010- 2011 Pediatric Grand Rounds Online""Dyslipidemia and Insulin Resistance-Bad Company""
- Pediatric Cardiology-Radiology Disposition Conference
- Pediatric Tumor Board
- Together We Make a Difference 2011: Solutions for Senior Care
- Pediatric Forum - Winter 2011
- Faculty Leadership Academy
- MVH OB/GYN Grand Rounds
- Medical Directors Retreat for Children's Medical Center Physicians
- Medical Spirituality Conference "Care of the Soul in Medicine"
- 3rd Annual UD/MVH HealthCare Symposium
- ACCME - WSU Televideo Accreditation Interview - March 22, 2013
- Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) Meeting - June 2013
- ACCME Board of Directors Meeting - July 2013