ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS)

Published on:
Friday, November 22, 2013

The RPC has hired inVentiv Health, Ltd. to manage the commercial support. So, in this complicated case, for simplicity, the accreditor is allowing providers to specify the “RPC/inVentiv Health, Ltd.” as the commercial supporter....

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Monday, January 30, 2012

You are required to complete the following fields regarding commercial support at the individual activity level.

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Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Learning from teaching is a descriptive label for a type of activity. (The identification of activity types allows the reporting of data and information on the range of educational formats offered...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A course is a live activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. Examples: annual meeting...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

An important concept in PARS is that of “open” and “closed” activities.  Open activities are those that have a minimum set of data entered for them:  specifically, activity name, activity type, activity date, and, if applicable,...

Last Revised:
March 22, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

A directly provided activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-provided activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are the...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Report any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support received for an activity by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have

  1. a series with multiple sessions that 
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Last Revised:
November 15, 2011
Published on:
Friday, December 18, 2009

Accredited providers are required to understand the issues with knowledge or competence or performance that underlie a professional practice gap. Problems with knowledge, competence or performance that...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Learning from Teaching in PARS, aggregate your data for Learning from Teaching for all learners into one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of time you believe a learner would take to complete...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

The following fields are required to establish, or “open” an activity in PARS:

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Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Hours of instruction equals the total hours of educational instruction provided.  For example, if a one-day course lasts eight (8) hours (not including breaks or meals), then total hours of instruction reported for that...

Last Revised:
February 1, 2012

Each year, information is collected, summarized, and published as a service to accredited providers, other members of the community, and the public via the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). At the conclusion of each...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

Manuscript review is based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication review process of a manuscript.

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Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Manuscript Review in PARS, report each journal for which the manuscript is being reviewed as an activity regardless of how many manuscripts there are and regardless of how many persons have reviewed...

Last Revised:
June 25, 2014

The Program Summary is a summary of financial data attributable to your entire Program for the year.  It includes the following data fields that the provider is required to manually complete:

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Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Annually, the activity data that is reported by providers is aggregated and published as an Annual Report that provides information to the community.  The “Reporting Year” indicates in which Annual Report the activity belongs. ...

Performance improvement activities are based on a learner’s participation in a project established and/or guided by a provider in which a learner...

An enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Activities that are offered over the course of multiple reporting years - such as Enduring Materials - should be reported in PARS for each year in which they are active, regardless of whether they are active for the entire year or...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When reporting Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) in PARS, each series should be reported as one activity. In addition, the...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Commercial Support for an activity is financial, or in-kind, contributions given by a commercial interest, which is used to pay all or part of the costs of an activity. The definition of...

All of the users associated with your organization in PARS have the ability to edit organizational contact information on the “Profile” tab in PARS.  Contact information for individual users may be edited within the "Profile" tab...

Test item writing is an activity based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication development and review of any type of...

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