Several months prior to an organization’s expiration date, IMQ sends the CME
coordinator and CME chair a letter with instructions and deadlines for
reaccreditation. Accredited providers are assigned to accreditation groups, or
cohorts, and each group is assigned the same deadlines for submissions and
reviews. This letter is also sent via e-mail.
The first required submission is an updated Demographic Information Form and
a List of Activities (LOA) conducted during the organization’s accreditation
period. IMQ selects from the LOA those activities that must be submitted with
the application. Up to fifteen activities may be selected, representing each
type of activity and spanning the entire term of accreditation.
The organization then submits two complete copies of their accreditation
application, two copies of each selected activity file, and the accreditation fee by the assigned due date. The application and activity
files demonstrate compliance with criteria 1-3 and 7-12 and with all accreditation
polices. Organizations are encouraged, but not required, to address the criteria
for Accreditation with Commendation (16-22); noncompliance with criteria 16-22
will not negatively impact the accreditation decision.