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Compass Continuing Education Information

Compass for Case Managers and Physician Advisors

Compass is a comprehensive training program designed to provide standardized training for case management departments and physician advisors. Compass releases new courses each annual subscription period which are eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit. All courses were released on February 1, 2021.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Trainees must study the educational activities and complete a post-test and evaluation form for each course to earn credit. Post-tests are automatically graded, and scores of 80% or higher are considered passing. Once all modules within a course have been successfully completed, trainees must complete an evaluation form before being provided access to the CE certificate.

Continuing Education Information

Compass courses are hybrid courses requiring reading and watching videos. Continuing Education (CE) certificates issued by ACMA are generally accepted by most professional nursing and social work organizations and state boards of nursing and social work as many licensing authorities allow for some form of CE reciprocity. ACMA has made substantial efforts to obtain appropriate providerships for enduring CE offerings; however, ACMA does not warrant that all professional organizations and/or licensing authorities will accept its CE offerings. If in doubt, individuals are advised to contact their professional licensing organizations and/or licensing authorities to confirm acceptance of one of more of the following:

ACMA IS OFFERING CONTINUING EDUCATION THROUGH THE FOLLOWING:

Nursing Continuing Education:
  • Florida Board of Nursing (Provider #50-3523)
  • In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and American Case Management Association. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (Joint Accreditation Provider # 4008162) 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. The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity for RNs is 56.5 contact hours. (304 Inverness Way South, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80111, (303) 799-1930, (303) 858-8848 – Fax)
Social Work Continuing Education
  • As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (Joint Accreditation Provider # 4008162) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing these courses receive up to 56.5 (53.5 clinical, 3.0 ethics) continuing education credits.
  • New Jersey Social Workers: Please click here to access individual course approvals.
Physicians
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the accredited provider, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. (304 Inverness Way South, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80111, (303) 799-1930, (303) 858-8848 – Fax)

As required by the approval agencies listed above, ACMA maintains records and CE certificates for all educational activities for a minimum of 7 years after the educational activity concludes.

PLEASE NOTE:
Individuals are responsible for contacting their professional organizations and/or licensing authorities to obtain information on licensure, continuing education requirements and requirements for acceptable continuing education courses, programs and sponsors. Individuals are also responsible for verifying that the approving organizations listed above are accepted by their professional organizations and/or licensing authorities. Unless otherwise noted on the CE certificate, individuals are responsible for submitting their earned continuing education credits/certificates to the appropriate professional organizations and/or licensing authorities to maintain their individual certification(s), recertification(s), licensure(s), etc.

If CE approval status changes, this page will be updated accordingly.

Please contact 501-907-2262 if you have and ADA accommodation request.

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Disclaimer

Compass trainees have an implied responsibility to use newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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