May 15, 2023
The California Medical Association (CMA) will be sending out the 2023 Annual Accreditation Fee invoices this month. All CME providers that are accredited by CMA are required to pay this annual fee, which is due on July 31, 2023. This fee is separate from the fee invoiced each term during reaccreditation self-study or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) annual accreditation fee that you paid earlier this year directly to ACCME.
Please be aware that CMA has changed its invoicing platform. You will now be able to pay your invoice through the CMA website. Each organization will be sent an email from CMA with a link to access your invoice, as well as a username and password. Once you have opened the invoice you will see that in addition to being able to pay your invoices by credit card, you also have the option to pay by check. Instructions on where to mail checks are included on the invoice. We hope this new system will be easier for our providers.
CMA uses a tiered system of assessing the annual accreditation fee. It is calculated using the average number of CME credits a CMA-accredited provider offered over the prior three years. The fee is based on data you reported for the 2020-2022 reporting years in the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). For a list of current fees, tier structure and related information, see the CMA Provider 2023 Fee Schedule.
The annual accreditation fee must be paid by July 31, 2023. Per CMA policy, CMA-accredited providers are accountable for timely submission of fees that are required either to attain or maintain accreditation. Failure to pay on time could result in an immediate change of your accreditation status to probation, and subsequent consideration by the CMA Steering Committee on CME for a change of status to nonaccreditation.
If you have not received your invoice email by June 1, 2023, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.