Steven Passin, FACEHP, CHCP

President and CEO ,
Steve Passin and Associates
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Steven Passin is the president and CEO of continuing medical education consultancy Steve Passin and Associates. A former deputy health secretary for the State of California and an executive with both the American Medical Association and the American Society of Internal Medicine, Steve has policy-level experience as a government regulator and at the national level of organized medicine in the United States. In addition, as a former surveyor for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, he has inside knowledge of the accreditation process that governs most of SP&A's clients. Steve also heads up the SP&A's strategic-level services for those clients engaging the company for mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring relative to maintaining a separation between education and promotion in accordance with firewall policies and procedures specified by accrediting agencies and the Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Thorny Issues Related to Conflicts of Interest in CME
The idea of having to resolve conflicts of interesting in continuing medical education is not new, but there still is a lot of confusion around what does and does not constitute a COI.
CME Watch: 7 Tips for Choosing Your Best Examples for ACCME
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical requires CME providers to submit examples of activities—but which will best “tell your story”?
CME Watch: Interprofessional Joint Accreditation—It Keeps Getting Better!
Learn what’s new in joint accreditation, and why it might be a good option for your continuing medical education activities.
The Rise of the “Confibition” Raises Questions for CME Providers 
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Introducing a New ACCME Compliance Documentation Tool 
How to navigate the new Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's structured abstract for performance-in-practice submissions
Conundrums in Resolving Conflicts of Interest In CME 
What continuing medical education providers need to know about resolving planner COI and conflicted content reviewers.
ACCME Innovation: “Beyond Engagement” Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation 
Now that the comment period is open, here are some details on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s new criteria for top commendation.
ACCME Proposes Simplification of Accreditation Process 
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education proposes new ways to streamline its accreditation system.

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