The CME Coalition has issued a new compliance guide, Accredited CME Commercial Support FAQs, for use by accredited CME providers and commercial supporters. Accredited CME providers strive to provide CME content and materials to meet the needs of millions of healthcare professionals. For those accredited CME providers that receive commercial support from pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturers, ACCME-accredited CME providers accredited by the must abide by the ACCME SCS to ensure the independence and integrity of the CME program.
On January 10, 2020, the CME Coalition's Andrew Rosenberg and Rockpoint's Tom Sullivan presented to the annual conference of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) (see here for the slides). The presentation provided an overview of key topics of interest to stakeholders in the CME community, including the political dynamics in Washington, CME for MIPS, Open Payments, activity on Capitol Hill relating to CME, and various state action around proposed "gift bans."
The CME Coalition has submitted comments to Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) in response to their solicitation for comments on ‘Cures 2.0’ — an important next step in their efforts to advance medical research and foster innovation. As the letter points out, policymakers have increasingly recognized that there is an important role for enhanced provider education to address discrete policy challenges.
At the 17th Annual Independent Medical Education and Grants Summit, CME Coalition Senior Advisor Andy Rosenberg and Rockpointe’s Tom Sullivan gave a “Washington Update” regarding the latest political implications for the CME enterprise.