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No. Standard 3 of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME Activities requires that all commercial support received by an accredited provider for a...
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Patients are often important contributors to educational activities and we encourage providers to engage patients as planners and faculty. Providers should seek appropriate guidance from institutional policies and practices concerning...
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The ACCME gives the provider broad latitude to design activities that optimally meet learners’ needs while engaging health professions students as planners and faculty for CME activities.
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It depends. If the quality improvement project led by residents included accredited CME and physicians as learners, then yes. If the quality improvement project did not include accredited CME, then...
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No. The provider can involve students from any health profession as planners and faculty of CME activities for Criterion 25.
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No. Criterion 24 requires that patients and/or public representatives are involved as planners and faculty of CME activities. The same people do not need to be involved as both planners...
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Yes. Patients/families who serve as planners or faculty in CME would be in a position to control content and therefore the requirements for identifying and disclosing relevant financial relationships and...
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Not necessarily. Interdisciplinary has a different meaning than interprofessional. Interdisciplinary refers to multiple specialties – for example, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and nephrologists. Our intent with Criterion 23 is for CME providers...
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No. Criterion 23 rewards interprofessional continuing education (IPCE), where representatives from at least two professions— representative of the target audience for the activity—are included as planners and faculty.
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No. The accredited provider can define the role of faculty for their CME activities.
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No. The accredited provider can define the role of planners for their CME activities.
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Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount, which occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that an individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of...
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The provider can set its own goals and offer evidence for how achieving those goals has contributed to the improvement in health outcomes for the individuals and/or communities they serve.
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Yes. Providers can measure patient or community health improvement using a variety of approaches that can include self-reporting by patients and other community members.
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Patient or community health are the health characteristics or outcomes related to individuals or to groups of individuals within a geographic location, service area, or other grouping. Health and health...
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No, collaboration is not limited to a single institution. Collaboration can occur within, or in connection with, a healthcare institution such as a hospital or health system, but it can...
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Criterion 37 is an opportunity for ACCME to recognize and reward the contribution of a provider’s CME program to improving care processes and system performance. The provider can use quality...

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