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ABQAURP is Awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ABQAURP delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.

According to the ACCME, approximately 40% of accredited CME providers achieve commendation status (the highest level of accreditation available), demonstrating their capacity to become strategic partners in health care improvement initiatives.

The ACCME employs a rigorous process for evaluating accredited providers CME programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations: the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S. Inc.

The ACCME's goal is to encourage and reward accredited CME providers for implementing best practices in education, engagement, evaluation, change management, and for focusing on generating meaningful outcomes. The intent is to recognize the achievements of organizations that advance interprofessional collaborative practice, address public health priorities, create behavioral change, show leadership, leverage educational technology, and demonstrate the impact of education on healthcare professionals and patients.

ABQAURP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and is accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide nursing contact hours.

Is Your Continuing Medical Education Accredited? ABQAURP welcomes applications for joint providership of educational activities for continuing medical education credit. ABQAURP accredits a variety of activities including live activities, enduring materials, and more. As an accredited provider, ABQAURP works with each joint provider organization to ensure the accreditation process runs as smoothly as possible.

For more information, please call Deborah Naser at (800) 998-6030, ext. 118 or CLICK HERE .