The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced updates to its PRA Credit System that affect activities release on or after July 1, 2011. This issue of CME Watch addresses the last of AMA’s five updates involving modification to the Credit Designation Statement.


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This issue of CME Watch will address the last of the five updates announced by the American Medical Association to the AMA PRA credit system.

This particular update addresses the use of the AMA Credit Designation Statement, which providers are very familiar with as this statement is required to be included in all CME activity materials that indicate that an activity has been certified and planned in accordance with AMA PRA requirements.

The AMA is now requiring that the activity format be specified in the credit designation statement. The rationale for this update is that the statement now provides clarification for both learners as well as organizations who require AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, that the activity has been planned to meet the various activity requirements for the learning format that has been specified.

The AMA has 7 activity formats that they have approved as eligible to be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Their updates included updates to several of these learning formats. These seven activity formats though include Live Activities, Enduring Materials, Journal-Based CME Activities, Test-Item Writing Activities, Manuscript Review Activitivies, Performance Improvement or PI CME Activities, and Internet Point-of-Care Activities

If you have any questions regarding any of these activity formats or the updates specifically to the credit designation statement, please don’t hesitate to contact AOE.