December 9, 2009
TMLT awarded Accreditation with Commendation from ACCME
Laura Brockway, communications and advertising manager
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AUSTIN, TX — Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. TMLT is the first professional medical liability carrier in Texas to achieve commendation status, and one of only 10% of all providers surveyed under the new criteria to be recognized in this way.
Six-year Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance in all 22 of the ACCME's updated accreditation criteria. According to the ACCME, TMLT is a "learning organization and a change agent" for physicians participating in CME activities.
ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that CME activities provided by TMLT meet the high standards of the Essential Areas, Elements, and Policies for Accreditation as specified by the ACCME. The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall CME programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.
TMLT is the state's largest medical liability insurance provider, serving nearly 15,000 Texas Medical Association (TMA) member physicians. TMLT is a health care liability claim trust created and endorsed by TMA and owned by its physician policyholders. The Trust is headquartered in Austin, Texas.