American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

2016-2018 CME Guide

CME on the Internet

Osteopathic physicians may earn up to 15 credits of their Category 1-A requirement from real time interactive Internet CME e.g., live programs per CME cycle. This is an increase from the previous 2013-2015 CME cycle which allowed nine credits of the required 30 Category 1-A credits to be obtained from interactive Internet CME programs.

Interactive CME

  • Category 1-A credit will be awarded for interactive e.g. live online CME conferences or case presentations, which includes both an online pre- and post-test and allows the participant to ask questions of the presenter in either real time or the presenter must respond to submitted questions within 48 hours of the presentation.

  • The CME event must meet AOA quality guidelines as defined in the AOA Accreditation Requirements for AOA Category 1 CME Sponsors, pages 9-11, including faculty/hours and sponsorship requirements.

  • Category 2-A credit will be awarded to real time, interactive e.g. live online CME conferences not meeting the faculty hour requirements that are produced by CME providers accredited by ACCME for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or approved by the AAFP.

  • To receive credit for interactive Internet CME, osteopathic physicians must participate and successfully complete a post-test provided by the CME sponsor. A pass rate of 70% will qualify the physician for credit. Should the physician complete the post-test unsuccessfully, he or she may retake the test up to three times to achieve this score. Upon successful completion of the post-test, the AOA–accredited Category 1 CME Sponsor will report the appropriate CME credit to the AOA’s Department of Client and Member Services for inclusion in the physician’s CME Activity Report.

Non-Interactive CME

  • Category 1-B credit will be awarded to audio and video programs on the Internet sponsored by AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsors that meet the AOA quality guidelines as defined in the AOA Accreditation Requirements for AOA Category 1 CME Sponsors pages 9-11 that meet the faculty/hours requirement. These courses are typically programs that are available on an on-demand schedule and are not a real time, interactive simultaneous conference.

  • To receive 1-B credit for interactive Internet CME, osteopathic physicians must participate and successfully complete a post-test provided by the CME Sponsor. A pass rate of 70% will qualify the physician for credit. Should the physician complete the post-test unsuccessfully, he or she may retake the test up to three times to achieve this score. Upon successful completion of the post-test, the AOA–accredited Category 1 CME Sponsor will report the appropriate CME credit to the AOA’s Department of Client and Member Services for inclusion in the physician’s CME Activity Report.

  • Category 2-B credit will also be awarded to journal-type CME on the Internet that is produced by an AOA-accredited sponsor, ACCME accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1™, or approved by the AAFP. These courses are essentially static, textbook type programs. They may have hypertext jumps to help the reader pursue specific information.

The AOA Council on CME reserves the right to evaluate each interactive CME Internet program and activity and to deny CME credit at its discretion.

 

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