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  • 14 Aug 2018 11:28 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    The ACCME has released a step-by-step guide to implementing accredited CME improvement activities. 

    The guide will assist CME providers in helping their learners to make sure they meet the expectations for either Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  

    Access the guide here.

  • 02 Aug 2018 10:30 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    Beginner CME for MOC: Ask Your Questions Webinar, September 18, 2018 at 1 pm

    This interactive webinar is for those that have not yet offered CME for MOC or have just offered a couple of activities. Bring your questions about planning or reporting CME that Counts for MOC to ACCME staff for answers and guidance.

    More information and register

  • 17 Jul 2018 11:00 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    Elderly veterans represent a special group within the general population and appropriate and timely treatment is paramount for this unique population. The ability to gain access to immediate medical and mental health services has been at the forefront of discussion within recent years and with this came more focus on the type and quality of services that were being provided to this group. For the service to this country many veterans are given the opportunity to have healthcare services provided to them post discharge or after military service. There are several veterans administration within many states across the country that are specifically designed to cater to the needs of veterans. In particular, the mental health needs and ensuring that this is adequately addressed is important to this population given the potential to develop cognitive impairments or slowing with age progression. The addition of combat exposure with the aging process can contribute to cognitive decline so it is important for healthcare professionals to be aware of the hallmark signs and symptoms of this condition to manage in a timely manner. Elderly veterans represent an invaluable group of people and ensuring that they receive the best care possible regardless of the condition should be at the forefront of conversations.

    Abimbola Farinde, PhD
    Columbia Southern University

  • 22 Jun 2018 12:19 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    ACCME Webinar
    July 17, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    This interactive webinar is for those who have already planned and offered CME for MOC. Click here for details and to register.

  • 13 Jun 2018 12:14 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

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  • 17 Apr 2018 9:49 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    In an article titled "“Are ‘useless’ exams raising the cost of healthcare in Alabama?", Alabama Today is raising the issue of the value of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) towards the healthcare system. Arguments are made that time and resources could be better spent with patients rather than on certification.  Click here to link to the full article. Members may add their comment on the NAMEC web site as well.

  • 23 Mar 2018 9:47 AM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    The bill allows the medical staff at hospitals to determine whether to require MOC or accept other forms of competency measures (such as Continuing Medical Education) for credentialing and/or admitting privileges. Hospitals requiring MOC must adopt bylaws making it a stipulation for work or network participation.

    “[The Tennessee Medical Association's] goal, after years of complaints from our member physicians about MOC testing requirements, was simply to give doctors options for maintaining and improving their professional competency," said Nita W. Shumaker, MD, TMA president 2017-2018. "Doctors should not be forced by hospitals or insurance companies to participate in an arbitrary certification process that has not been shown to improve quality of care. This bill gives much-needed relief for doctors who may choose Continuing Medical Education or other forms of ongoing learning. Thanks to Senator Briggs, Rep. Williams and the other members of our state legislature, Tennessee is now one of few states developing real solutions to this national issue.”

    Read full article here.

  • 11 Jan 2018 1:44 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    CME is an industry rooted in change, a profession that calls upon our abilities to recognize and address new challenges. It requires us to utilize our intellect, our diligence, and our creativity. NAMEC believes that each of these elements should be acknowledged. Recipients will have the opportunity to discuss their activities during the NAMEC Annual Meeting, to be held during the ACEHP Conference in Orlando, Florida January 20 – 23, 2018.

    NAMEC Best Practice in Enduring Material Educational Design

    Presented To: Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC for "Do You Know JAK?"

    NAMEC Best Practice in Learner Outcomes

    Presented To: CME Outfitters, LLC for "Incorporating Predictive Modeling Into Outcomes Analyses to Inform Educational Design: An Example from an Activity on Epilepsy"

    NAMEC Best Practice in Live Activity Educational Design

    Presented To: Paradigm Medical Communications for "BOnT-A for Spasticity: Transforming Science Into Clinical Success"

    NAMEC Best Practice in CME Outside of the USA

    Presented To: Paradigm Medical Communications for "Academy for the Advancement of Aesthetics"

    NAMEC Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders

    Presented To: Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning for "The Evolution of Therapies for NSCLC: Navigating New Therapies &Counseling Patients in Clinical Decisions"

  • 10 Jan 2018 12:00 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    Call for Grant Application (CGA): Oncology – Prostate Cancer
    January 19, 2018

    Submit through the Astellas Grant Management System, accessible at

    Target Audience - Primary: Urologists, both academic and community based. Secondary: Medical oncologists and other HCPs responsible for treatment decisions for patients with prostate cancer.

    View full CGA

  • 04 Jan 2018 2:01 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

    MIPS Scoring 101 Guide has been updated for 2017 reporting and is available for review here:

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