Increased Credit for CME Preparation
New change in AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ that more accurately reflects the learning associated with preparing and presenting.
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates recently adopted a new policy to allow physicians to claim an amount of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ that more accurately reflects the learning associated with preparing and presenting an original presentation at a live AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ activity.
While the credit reflects learning involved in the preparation, the amount of credit is based on presentation time. The new credit calculation is now at a 4:1 ratio to presentation time (although physicians may claim less time if they choose); the previous ratio was 2:1.
“I am thrilled to see the AMA make this change so we can award additional credit to faculty who work so hard prior to taking the stage at our Annual Meeting. This change positively impacts more than 2,000 faculty,” said Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD, Coordinator, AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Program Committee.
”For our faculty who participate in FLEX—Focused Lifelong Education Xperience, they will also be eligible to earn extra credit for the additional time they invest in preparing to speak at xLive, the live FLEX webinar series. This benefit will also apply for physician faculty that present at other meetings the Academy holds where an education program is offering CME credit,” said Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, MMM, AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Education.
The policy update can be found here on the AMA website.
For questions regarding your CME/MOC credits, transcripts, and other related education questions, please contact the AAO-HNSF Digital Learning Operations Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.