NKF Awarded ACCME

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NEW YORK—The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has earned Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

This achievement grants the NKF accreditation through March 2018 and places the foundation in the highest tier of all Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers, including the nation’s most prestigious medical schools and professional medical societies.

“NKF’s professional education and CME programs are setting the gold standard in nephrology,” Lynda Szczech, MD, NKF president said. “We’re proud to be recognized as a leader in developing evidence-based practice guidelines and educational resources based on them that are influencing  medical practice nationwide .”

ACCME accreditation demonstrates that the CME provider is offering quality activities which have been designed and implemented in accordance with standards. ACCME-accredited providers certify educational activities for AMA PRA (American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award) Category 1 Credit, used by state licensing boards and boards of medical specialties to relicense physicians and recertify them in their specialty areas.

The ACCME commended NKF for not only meeting the  accreditation requirements but for demonstrating that NKF is a learning organization and a change agent for the physicians it serves. ACCME recognized that NKF has  demonstrated an engagement with its environment in support of physician learning and change that is a part of a system for quality improvement.

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