CME in Support of MOC

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Diplomates’ ABA ID numbers are eight digits that begin with the number three (for example, 3555-5555).  They are not the same number that is printed on diplomates’ certificates, nor is it their membership number with a specialty...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

No.  Partial credit will not be awarded to participants.

Participant completion should only be reported when the maximum number of MOC points have been achieved as...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The number of ABA MOCA credits is equal to the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits designated for the activity.  For example, if your activity is designated for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, then it would...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

For most CME activities that are registered for ABIM MOC points, the number of CME credits will be the same as the number of MOC points.  However, it is possible that a large activity might only have certain sessions that qualify...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The ABP will verify the participant’s ABP ID number , as well as  First & Last Name. If the First & Last Name do not match, the participant’s date of birth (mm/dd) will be used to verify the participant’s information....

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

There are three options available to you for registering an activity for MOC in PARS. 

Accredited providers may use the web fill form in the PARS interface to complete...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

No, the ACCME has the expectation that accredited providers evaluate the impact of their activities on learners’ knowledge, strategies/skills, performance, and/or patient outcomes. Different assessment...

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November 1, 2016
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

As a benefit of registering CME activities for MOC using ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), accredited providers agree to have information about their activities made available to the public via ACCME’s CME...

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May 16, 2016
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Monday, May 16, 2016

The ACCME and ABIM have developed a resource, Evaluation Tool: CME that Counts for ABIM MOC...

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November 1, 2016
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Each specialty board has its own guidance for calculating the number of MOC points/credits available for an activity.  See “Ask ACCME” pages for specific boards to determine the number of MOC points/credits for the activity that...

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November 2, 2016
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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November 1, 2016
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

When you submit participant completion data, PARS will verify the participant's information against simple validation rules, and if verified, will transmit the record to the specialty board(s) for further validation. After the...

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November 1, 2016
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Reporting Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points for an accredited CME activity is a straightforward two-step process.

  • First, an accredited CME provider registers the activity in ACCME's...
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November 1, 2016
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Monday, December 14, 2015

You should collect the following information for each board-certified physician (diplomate) in order to report their participant completion data in PARS:

  • Date of completion
  • ...
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November 2, 2016
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Monday, December 14, 2015

If the participant data submitted via PARS does not match the information in a diplomate's specialty board record, PARS will not be able to confirm the participant’s identity and will not accept the completion record. The provider...

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November 3, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The process of peer review means that the educational materials are reviewed by other clinicians who are sufficiently familiar with the material to be able to render an opinion...

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November 2, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Longer form tests refer to assessment instruments that comprise several different testing modalities, such as multiple-choice items, items that require the learner to draw a...

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November 3, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

No. As has always been the case, accredited providers should report any multi-session annual meeting as a single CME activity in ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS...

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November 2, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Feedback can be provided in several ways. Evaluation results can be used as feedback. This is best achieved by correcting misconceptions and incorrect responses, showing learners the correct or optimal response, and providing an...

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November 3, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Knowledge...

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November 2, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Written responses can be responses to a variety of prompts. The questions can be as broad as "What would you do differently as a result of what you learned?" and "What will you...

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November 3, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Yes. Once you have attested that your activity meets the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program requirements, the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) will prompt you to...

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November 2, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Multiple-choice questions can be used in a variety of ways. They are typically used as mini-case simulations that present a clinical vignette and a question (the "lead in") followed by a discrete range of possible responses, one of...

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November 2, 2016
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shared responses refer to the dialogue that is shared among participants in a discussion group. For example, this might be an appropriate assessment method when learners work...

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