CME and CEU Information

State approvals for chiropractors and physical therapists

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education developed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The North American Spine Society designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 91.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the U.S. to participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Additional credit is available for attendance at:
  • Coding Update 2021: Mastering the Coding Maze course
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery hands-on course
  • Deformity hands-on course
  • Lumbar Spinal Injections hands-on course

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Allied Health Professionals

NASS is proud to offer continuing education units (CEUs) to accommodate nonphysician attendees’ certification requirements.

The following indicates the status of CEU accreditation for nonphysician attendees. Requirements vary for other allied health and advanced practice providers; please contact your licensing organization for their requirements.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the Physician’s Recognition Award from organizations, such as NASS, accredited by the ACCME. Nurse Practitioners: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Chiropractors: NASS has applied for approval from Southern California University Health System for chiropractic credit from select states.

Physical Therapists: NASS has applied for approval to offer credits to physical therapists in MA and IL.

Review the above PDF for the up-to-date list of approvals. Contact education@spine.org with questions.