CME Credit

How Do I Claim My Credits?

Following the conclusion of the activity, you will login to the CCEHS Portal and complete the course evaluation and/or claim credit, http://cce.upmc.com. If you are a new user, choose “Register” to create an account. Note, records are matched to users by email address.

    • Go to My Account > My Courses.
    • Choose Pending Activities.
    • Choose Update in Internal Medicine 2021: Advances Changing Practice. Click Register/Complete Course to complete the course evaluation (if applicable) and claim credit before you can access the certificate.
    • Click Download Certificate to save or print the certificate.
    • Physician AAFP members should contact the CCEHS office at ccehs_support@upmc.edu for instructions on how to log their credits.
    • Physician ABIM members will be given the opportunity to claim ABIM credit. Please note, ABIM members must provide date of birth and ABIM number as part of their profile, http://cce.upmc.com. In addition, you must complete a post-test with a score of at least 70%. The post-test will be provided at the time credit is claimed (as described above) and participant’s ABIM information will be automatically submitted to the ABIM.
    • Nurse Practitioners pharmacotherapeutic contact hours have been designated in the course agenda. Nurse practitioners will be given the opportunity to designate these credits at the time credit is claimed (as described above). It is the responsibility of the learner to maintain a copy of the agenda as evidence of specific topics.
    • Pharmacists must provide date of birth and NABP number as part of their profile, http://cce.upmc.com. You will not receive a Certificate. Your credit will be submitted to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (this may take up to 30 days). It is important to understand that credit will only be awarded if you were given the option to claim ACPE credit (Step 5 above). If you are a pharmacist but were not provided the option to claim ACPE credit or were not awarded ACPE credit on your transcript, please check your profile to confirm your degree has been designated.

Notes

    • The type of credit awarded is determined in advance by the course planning committee and designated in the course materials. The professional degree in your account profile will determine the credit that you are eligible to claim. Generic attendance certificates will be provided to anyone who does not meet the degree requirements determined by the available credit types. For example, if a nurse attends a course that is only accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, a generic certificate of attendance will be awarded.
    • If you receive a notification that you are Denied Access it is likely that the course evaluation is set to be released at a specific date/time, this information will be provided at the bottom of the page.

Disclaimer Statement
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn ABIM MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ as AOA Category 2 credit. Reporting of CME earned from an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ activity to the AOA is the responsibility of the physician.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 15 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 7.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 15 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.