Massachusetts Medical Society: Re-Accreditation Process

Re-Accreditation Process

Once an organization has achieved accreditation from the MMS, it must demonstrate its adherence to ACCME accreditation criteria and policies, adopted by the MMS, on an on-going basis. For this reason, the MMS surveys accredited providers every 2, 4, or 6 years depending on previously demonstrated compliance, in order to evaluate each accredited provider's program. 

The manager of the Recognized Accreditor Program will initiate the process by sending a notification to the DME and CME Coordinator via email approximately 12-18 months before the organization's term is due to expire. Providers should use the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) to ensure that contact information is current and accurate.  The email notification will ask the provider to confirm his/her organization’s intent to seek reaccreditation. 
Confirmation by the provider of the intent to seek reaccreditation starts the re-accreditation process.   The DME and CME Coordinator will receive a timeline and a description of the accreditation process, including the three major sources of data used to review the provider’s CME program: the self-study report, performance-in-practice review, and the accreditation interview. 

If your organization cannot meet the MMS’ accreditation process deadlines, you may request in writing a one-time extension of your current accreditation term. If your request is approved, your current accreditation term will be extended four months.  You will be required to meet the new deadlines set by the MMS.  Requests for extensions must be made in writing and sent via email to Nancy Marotta, Manager, Recognized Accreditor Program, at

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