HOW TO ACCREDIT YOUR COURSE
So…you’ve got a great idea for a CME activity. Now what?
There is more behind-the-scenes information that needs to be in place before you drop a CME certificate.
The following presentation is designed to help you learn the ins and outs of CME so that you can be successful.
The goal is to provide CME for as many activities as possible, BUT…CME credits cannot be given for all activities.
 
Accreditation
-Hospitals are accredited by JCAHO
-Medical schools are accredited by AAMC
-Residency programs are accredited by ACGME
-Continuing Medical Education after residency graduation is accredited by the ACCME: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
-As with any accreditation process, there are rules and guidelines, requirements, documentation, and processes that must be adhered to. Failure to adhere to process and provide complete documentation for all CME activities risks accreditation status
-CEME received exemplary accreditation status during it’s last survey. Next ACCME accreditation will be completed in 2019.
 
Requirements for CME Activity…
-CME Activity Form
-Detailed timed agenda for live activities
-Course description, including target audience
-Goals and Objectives (can be for each module, which is preferable)
-Needs Assessment and/or CME Activity Planning document
-Gap analysis (with supporting data, documents or literature)
-Faculty bios
-Signed Disclosures from all faculty and planning members
-Type of activity: enduring materials vs. live course
-Format, platform
-Timeline for completion and launch
-Post-test for all self-study activities (enduring material)
-Run time for self-study and on-line activities
-Dates and minutes of planning meetings:
-Permission to use materials that were developed/owned by other entities
-Course budget (for live courses, primarily)
 
 
CME Activity Form
-Type of CME activity
-Title of activity
-Number of hours category I CME requested
-Date
-Couse director
-Needs assessment
-Course description
-Submit to CEME director 6-12 months in advance of expected course date
 
 
GAP ANALYSIS—OUTCOMES—LEARNING OBJECTIVES—OUTCOMES LINKAGE WORKSHEET

-Click Here to Download the GAP ANALYSIS WORKSHEET.docx

BEST PRACTICE

 (What should be)

CURRENT PRACTICE       (What is)

RESULTING GAPS  (What interventions are indicated?)

Gap Cause Deduced

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

OUTCOME INDICATED (Designed to change . . .)

OUTCOMES QUESTIONS

(Match ‘Outcomes Indicated’ Column)

SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO COMPLETE THIS FORM

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CME Activity Disclosure Form
-Must be signed by all parties involved in the activity, including planning committee, faculty, speakers, moderators, content evaluator, and administrative staff
-The nature of the financial relationships must be disclosed
-All parties must consent to the Education Activities Standards that are listed on this document
 
 
So, what’s the next step?
-Download the CME Activity Form
-Send form to National Director of CME under the title “Request for NEW CME Activity jkolodzik@usacs.com
-Copy Danielle Guist at dguist@usacs.com and Gail Pfouts at gpfouts@usacs.com
-You will be contacted to set up a call to discuss your proposal within the next 1-2 weeks
 
 
Respecting the CME Process….
--For questions or assistance contact Gail Pfouts at gpfouts@usacs.com or Danielle Guist at dguist@usacs.com
-Please give us adequate time to process your request so that we can deliver the maximal allowable amount of CME for your activity.
-Helping us to help you will ensure ongoing EXEMPLARY status with our ACCME accreditation
 
 
 
Thank you for helping us continue to deliver EXEMPLARY CME!
 
Joan M. Kolodzik MS, MD, FACEP
National Director of Continuing Medical Education