ACCME increases enforcement

The number of providers placed on probation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education more than doubled this year, from 15 to 35, and 14 (40%) appear to be small physician associations.

These groups said their struggles stem more from scant resources and expertise than from willful mishandling of commercial support. The smaller the association, the fewer the resources and CME expertise they have.

Of the 707 organizations listed as having ACCME accreditation in 2009, the number on probation was about 2%. This year the percentage is closer to 5%, assuming the same number of providers.
You must be a registered member of MMM to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Features

Email Newsletters


As US pharma continued its quest for a Grand Prix at the Lions Health international festival of creativity, MM&M went on location to Cannes, France. Missed our coverage from June? Now, we're giving you an opportunity to catch up on some of what you missed. Download our e-book on the two-day festival, recapping the event, rounding up the best of the speakers, offering perspective and listing all of the winners. Click here to download.


The most recent MM&M Skill Sets Live event surveyed a range of issues relating to one of the hottest promotional spaces in healthcare. Speakers and panelists at the morning-long session, including promotional- and multichannel-minded executives from GSK, Epocrates, Treato and Montefiore Medical Center, weighed in on topics designed to help marketers demystify the challenges associated with non-personal promotion. Click here.