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Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements

Institutions that are accredited or verified by the ACS require staff to earn credits in applicable content areas—Bariatric (MBS), Breast (BST), Cancer (C), Pediatric Surgery (PEDS), and Trauma (T)—in order to meet compliance and site survey requirements. In an effort to help individuals meet these requirements, Clinical Congress sessions that include this content have been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements. When claiming CME Credit for these sessions, individuals can elect to include the Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements and this will be documented as part of their CME Certificate and Clinical Congress Transcript.

Individuals MUST check with their hospital or specific ACS Accreditation office to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements.

Bariatric (MBS)

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

24 hours/3 years
Only pertains to the metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) medical director and verified surgeon who must comply with content-specific CME

Breast (BST)

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

2 hours/annually

Cancer (C)

Commission on Cancer

12 hours/annually (if not ABS certified)

Pediatric Surgery (PEDS)

Children's Surgery Verification

16 hours/annually (on average) or 48/3

Trauma (TRA)

Verification, Review, and Consultation Program for Hospitals

36 hours/3 years