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Yes. Clinicians can contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 (TTY 1-877-715- 6222), available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-8:00 p.m. ET or email at QPP@cms.hhs.gov.
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Yes. Eligible clinicians are encouraged to retain documentation of their participation in Improvement Activities for six years as required by the CMS document retention policy. CME providers are already retaining...
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No. Accredited CME Improvement Activities can be designed for a single clinician, a small team, a large group, or the entire membership of a professional society/community. 
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Accredited CME providers can choose their own mechanism, intervention, or process to support their clinicians, and can choose the most relevant measure or outcome for their community.
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Any accredited CME activity can be an Improvement Activity if it: addresses a quality or safety gap; uncovers educational needs that—when addressed—can help close the gap; articulates what your participation in the activity...
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Clinicians can determine their status in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) by entering their 10-digit National Provider Identifier (NPI) number in this CMS lookup tool. Clinicians in organizations that are participating...
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Yes. Activities that you already provide—such as improvement projects, weekly case conferences, quality committee meetings, personal learning plans, and self-assessment modules—can all meet the criteria for Accredited CME Improvement Activities...
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ABPath diplomates must obtain a minimum of 70 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits for each two-year period. At least 20 of the 70 credits must come from Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)....
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As a part of their collaboration with ACCME, the ABPath has expanded the acceptable types of assessments for SAMs. SAM activities are no longer limited to tests or quizzes as...
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The Self-Assessment Module or SAM is a type of CME activity defined by the American Board of Pathology. SAM activities must be accredited CME and must offer a robust evaluation...
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Yes, activities may offer up to three credit types for ABPath Continuing Certification. All pathology-relevant accredited CME activities will meet the requirements of ABPath Lifelong Learning (Part II). Based on the...
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The answer depends on the requirements of the certifying board. For ABIM, ABA, and ABPath, you may offer learners the opportunity to earn different numbers of credits for the same...
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Providers are encouraged to register their activities for MOC as far in advance of the activity start date as possible. This allows learners to find the activity on www.cmefinder.org. It...
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Yes. Some mechanism(s) that providers employ to resolve conflicts of interest for authors, speakers, and reviewers (e.g., peer-review of content) do not address the role(s) that planners have in controlling...
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More information about the AMA/ACCME alignment can be found on the ACCME’s website at http://www.accme.org/cme-providers/ama-accme-alignment. Additionally, you can find a PDF with pertinent questions and answers about the AMA/ACCME alignment at...
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Implementing a new format or a series of new formats of activities into your CME program could be considered one innovation. To meet the expectations for this criterion you would...
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Yes. The innovation must be new to the provider’s CME program during the current accreditation term.
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If some of your faculty are functioning as members of your CME team, then providing education and support for them on how to be more effective educators or educational leaders...
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The CME team does not have to take the lead on the management of the research project. However, the research must be related to the effectiveness of and/or best practices...
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The ACCME accredits an organization, not the CME department or unit. For this criterion, we are referring to the organization. 

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