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The Louisiana State Medical Society’s accreditation of intrastate providers is accomplished through its Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Program (CMEAP). The program is overseen by the LSMS Committee on CME Accreditation, one of the standing committees of the Society. The CMEAP accredits different types of organizations; hospitals, professional societies, consortiums, and other healthcare–related organizations in Louisiana and Arkansas. The criteria used to accredit all organizations are identical and align with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Applying for Initial Accreditation of Your Organization’s CME Program
Each organization applying for initial accreditation will be required to pay the Initial Accreditation Fee prior to submitting their application. The application process for an organization seeking initial accreditation is as follows:
In order to be considered for accreditation, in accordance with ACCME guidelines, organizations are required to present at least two approved CME activities within a 24-month period. These activities must be planned, completed, and evaluated prior to the initial application period. The application timeline for initial applicants is 12 – 18 months.
To continue your CME program, your organization must submit a Self-Study Report. The self-study process provides an opportunity for the provider to reflect on its program of CME. This process can help the organization assess its commitment to and the role in providing continuing medical education and determine its future direction. The LSMS has specific requirements for the self-study report content outline, but the process of conduction a self-study is unique to your organization.
|Baton Rouge General Medical Center||Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center|
|Children's Hospital||St. Francis Medical Center|
|CHRISTUS Health Shreveport - Bossier||St. Bernard's Medical Center|
|Correct Care, Inc.||Touro Infirmary|
|East Jefferson General Hospital||Willis Knighton Health System|
|Glenwood Regional Medical Center||Woman's Foundation, Inc.|
|Louisiana Regional Physician
Hospital Organization (LRPHO)
|Apex Innovations||LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans|
|Cardiovascular Institute of the South||New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology|
|LAMMICO / Medical Interactive||Ochsner Clinic Foundation|
|LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
School of Medicine
||Tulane University Health Sciences Center|
|Initial Accreditation Fee||$2,500
|Annual Accreditation Fee||$1,000
(Invoiced for full length of term at the time of accreditation decision)
(no fee, but all travel expenses reimbursed)
|Annual Provider Fee||
(Determined and set forth by the ACCME and are subject to change)
For more information about eligibility and our CME Accreditation program, please contact Sarah Edwards.