Compliance Corner: Ensure your contacts are current

May 15, 2023

All affiliated individuals connected with your continuing medical education (CME) program must be identified by provider in the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). This ensures that the California Medical Association (CMA) is communicating with someone connected to your CME program to help answer your questions and protecting the best interest of all parties.

Maintaining up-to-date contacts is essential because CMA must have the ability to contact individuals within the organization for accreditation, invoicing and in the event of staff changes or turnover. Current contact information is also beneficial to the provider organization so that they can access their accreditation decisions in a timely manner.

Remember to remove any individuals who are no longer affiliated with your CME program, as they can access data even if their email address is no longer active with your organization.

As part of your responsibility as an accredited CME provider, you are also required to promptly inform the CMA of any personnel or organizational changes that could affect our ability to communicate with you.

The best way to contact CMA CME staff is via email at cme@cmadocs.org. All CMA CME staff monitor this email, so it is your quickest and most efficient way to contact us.

See CMA’s policy (Informing CMA of Changes) for more information and PARS contact types.


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