The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has announced it has increased what it charges for services including pre-applications, progress reports, extensions, and conference call accreditation surveys for 2013 for ACCME-accredited providers. But the bigger news comes in 2014, when the organization will raise its annual accreditation fee from the current $3,300 to $5,300 and drop the reaccreditation fee altogether.
The full here.-accredited provider fee schedule is available
In other ACCME news released this month:
- The organization has clarified its policies around managing and reporting funds from commercial interests for satellite symposia. Now all funds that come from a commercial interest (as defined by ACCME) that are used to reserve space for a future satellite symposia are considered to be commercial support. As such, they must be paid directly to the accredited provided or a designated nonaccredited joint sponsor, and the funds must be managed and reported as required by the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support and related policies. This clarification only applies to satellite symposia that are not already in progress, not retroactively for past activities or for those currently under way.
According a recently released executive summary of the ACCME's Board of Directors meeting, held last November, 14 of the 54 providers up for accreditation or reaccreditation received Accreditation with Commendation (see this list for a rundown of all ACCME-accredited providers). Two providers received joint accreditation of the ACCME, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center: Creative Educational Concepts, LLC; and Duke University Health System.
The ACCME has announced the recipients of its 2012 Robert Raszkowski, MD, PhD, ACCME Hero Award, which honors those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts for the organization. Those honored are: Jerilyn Glass, MD, PhD, Designated Federal Official, Advisory Committee on Training
in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, Designated Federal Official, Council on Graduate Medical Education, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Health Resources and Services Administration; Carol S. Havens, MD, Director of Clinical Education, Northern California Region, Kaiser Permanente; Timothy W. Holder, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, The Hospice, Inc./St. Francis Hospice
Maternal and Family Practice Associates; John R. Kues, PhD, Associate Dean for Continuous Professional Development, University of Cincinnati; Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, Bernard and Marie Lahasky Professor and Head, Department of Family Medicine, Director of Rural Education, Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans; James Liljestrand, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Patient Safety, Massachusetts Peer Review Organization, Inc.; Sandra Norris, MBA, Administrative Director, Medical Education and Medical Staff Services, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Designated Institutional Official, Swedish Health Services; David Pieper, PhD, Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education,
Wayne State University School of Medicine; Harold J. Sauer, MD, Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Bridgeport Hospital, Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine; and Stephen E. Willis, MD, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University.