4th Annual Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference (AOA Outcomes Assessment)
D.2.4 Outcomes Measurement – CME Sponsors are required to conduct an Outcomes Survey after each event for AOA Category 1-A and Category 1-B CME programs. CME Sponsors shall send program attendees an outcomes survey no sooner than fourteen (14) days and no later than thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the program. Each Category 1-A sponsor may offer up to 3 additional 1-A credits at a ratio of 1-10 for each Category 1-A program in excess of 10 credits and one hour for each program less than 10 credits in which the participant satisfactorily completes an outcomes questionnaire. Programs that provides less than 5 Category 1-A or 1-B credits are exempt.
CME Sponsors can begin an Outcomes Survey at any time after an event ends-but must conclude it no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the live events for which the Survey is been conducted. If the Sponsor wishes to monitor a longer change in learner behavior, they may also follow up with another survey after the initial survey. After participants complete the Survey and submit their answers the CME credits should be reported by the CME Sponsor to the AOA. Sponsors have ninety (90) days after the event’s conclusion to report the credits.
An Outcomes Survey is required for OMM programs; but “exempt” from requiring a needs assessment.
The document survey process for reaccreditation shall include measures to evaluate compliance with CME and specialty credit requirements in reporting activities.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AOA Category 1A