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I am an interpreting physician who attended a technologist's mammography training course and was awarded category A credit. The regulations say my CME must be category I. Can I use category A credit toward meeting the requirement?

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No, because the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) does not accept the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s category A credit as counting toward its category I credit. While ACCME will accept category A credit as equivalent to category II credit, category II credit is not acceptable for meeting the interpreting physician’s initial (with the exception that category II credit is acceptable toward meeting the 8 hour new mammographic modality training requirement) or continuing MQSA education requirements.

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