There were seven fewer ACCME-accredited providers in 2011 than in 2010—687, down from 694—continuing a several-year downward slide from the high of 736 in 2007. The industry also lost 58 state-accredited providers, bringing the total to 1,392, or a combined total of 2,079 state- and ACCME-accredited providers last year. While some believe the rising cost of accreditation may be a factor, Kopelow says that external benchmarks say that less than 2 percent of an ...

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