We are pleased to announce that we are collaborating with the Board of Medical Examiners in Tennessee to launch a voluntary, year-long pilot program that will enable CME providers to report physician participation in CME directly to the Board. This will simplify the process for physicians, who will not have to report their participation themselves.
Twelve accredited CME providers have volunteered to participate in the pilot, which begins in June 2018. The CME providers will collect participant data, including each physician’s name, national provider identifier (NPI) or Tennessee license number, and the day and month of the physician’s birth. They will upload this data into the system they already use to report activities, the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). This information will then be shared proactively with the Board.
The ACCME and the Board are engaging in this collaboration because they share the goal of reducing regulatory burdens on physician learners. We thank the CME providers who have volunteered to participate. Their feedback and experience will inform our efforts going forward. If the pilot is successful, the ACCME's goal is to explore similar collaborations with other state boards.