December 2019 

News 

NEW OPTION: JOINTLY ACCREDITED PROVIDERS CAN NOW ELECT TO OFFER CE FOR DENTISTS 

We are delighted to announce a new opportunity: jointly accredited providers now have the option of offering accredited continuing education (CE) activities and profession-specific credit for dentists. 

  • We’ve collaborated with the American Dental Association (ADA) to expand Joint Accreditation, enabling you to award single profession or interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) credit to dentists, without needing to attain separate accreditation through the ADA’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP).
  • If you are jointly accredited and your target audience includes dentists, or you are interested in expanding your target audience to include dentists, we invite you to consider this new option. You can choose to add the ability to award continuing dental education credit for an additional $1,500 per year. Jointly accredited providers will be invoiced later this month for the 2020 annual fee, payable by January 31, 2020. If you wish to add the ability to offer continuing dental education credits to your jointly accredited program, please contact info@jointaccreditation.org by the end of December 2019. Your invoice will be adjusted accordingly. 
  • Initial applicants can take advantage of this opportunity once they achieve Joint Accreditation. 
  • We will update the Joint Accreditation website to include information about designating credit for dentists. We will also modify the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS) to enable you to indicate if your target audience includes dentists and if you are offering ADA CERP credits. 
  • Please note: There is no change to the accreditation or reaccreditation process. This new collaboration offers you more options, but there is no requirement to participate. 

At our leadership summits and other educational events, we’ve discussed the importance of expanding the Joint Accreditation team to include more health professions. We initiated the collaboration with our colleagues at ADA in response to your requests and because of our commitment to team-based education. Our goal is to increase the benefits you already receive from our unified accreditation process and to support your efforts to deliver high-quality, effective IPCE that improves team collaboration and patient care. 

We welcome your questions and feedback. Please contact us info@jointaccreditation.org

UPDATED JOINT ACCREDITATION FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT 

We have revised and redesigned the Joint Accreditation Framework to make it more user-friendly. Our goal is to provide an overview of the history and value of Joint Accreditation as well as key information for jointly accredited providers and organizations that are considering applying for joint accreditation. This edition includes the following: 

  • Updated and expanded history section
  • Updated Term of Accreditation and Joint Accreditation Process sections
  • Links to the appropriate pages on our website for current information on fees and policies 
  • Modified Joint Accreditation Criteria 1-12: These modifications are effective June 1, 2020, and applicable to decisions on or after July 31, 2021.
  • Menu of Criteria for Joint Accreditation with Commendation  

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WINTER PROVIDER UPDATE WEBINAR 

Join us for the Joint Accreditation Provider Update Webinar on December 10 at 1:00 pm Central. This online event is open only to jointly accredited providers. On the agenda:

  • Commendation criteria and provider resource updates  
  • JA-PARS and compliance data review 
  • Plans for the Joint Accreditation 10th anniversary celebration

Register now

SAVE THE DATE: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT — OCTOBER 1-2, 2020

Jointly accredited providers: Save the date for the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit at the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s (ACPE) office in Chicago on October 1-2, 2020. This event is offered by invitation to organizations that have achieved Joint Accreditation. Stay tuned for more information about registration in the spring of 2020. 

Reminders for Jointly Accredited Providers 

JOINT ACCREDITATION NEW, TIERED FEE STRUCTURE; 2020 ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEE DUE JANUARY 31

Beginning in 2020 Joint Accreditation is implementing a new, tiered structure for the annual accreditation fee paid by jointly accredited providers. In September, we sent information to the primary contact for each jointly accredited provider explaining the new structure and the amounts due for the 2020 and 2021 annual accreditation fees. If your organization is jointly accredited and you did not receive this information, please contact info@jointaccreditation.org. Invoices will be sent in mid-December. Annual accreditation fees for 2020 are due January 31, 2020. More information is available here. If you have questions, please contact us at info@jointaccreditation.org

IPCE in the News 

The Rise and Role of Interprofessional Continuing Education,” Journal of Medical Regulation, discusses the pivotal role of accreditors and regulators in driving the advancement of IPCE and team care now and in the future. The article is co-authored by Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME; Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Accreditation, Certification, Measurement, and the Institute for Credentialing Research and Quality Management, ANCC; and Dimitra Travlos, PharmD, Assistant Executive Director, and Director, CPE Provider Education, ACPE.  

Updates from the Accreditors 

ACCME RELEASES NEW RESOURCES TO ADVANCE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IN CONTINUING EDUCATION 

The ACCME released the following resources to support patient engagement in continuing education:

ATTEND THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION INTERPROFESSIONAL CE WORKSHOP

The American Psychological Association (APA) invites all jointly accredited providers to attend the Interprofessional CE Workshop Special Track at the APA Convention in Washington, DC, on August 6-9, 2020. Half- and full-day Continuing Education Workshops are designed to address interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork in a variety of healthcare settings. Participants do not need to register for the convention in order to enroll in the workshops. For more information, contact Erin Carney at EKCarney@apa.org

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