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CME Joint Providership Process

EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and other clinicians. As part of this accreditation, we are able to jointly provide CME activities for non-accredited institutions.

 

Policy for Joint Providership with Non-Accredited Organizations

EB Medicine’s CME Director will review requests for joint providership of CME activities with non-accredited organizations according to the following criteria:

  • The educational activity is consistent with EB Medicine’s CME mission statement: EB Medicine is committed to providing high-quality, high-impact, and high-value evidence-based content that will improve physicians’ clinical practice.
  • Any CME activity jointly provided through EB Medicine must meet all of the policies and procedures of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and Standards for Commercial Support.
  • Approval of CME credit can be withdrawn at any time, based upon noncompliance with the EB Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education’s Policies and Procedures for Joint Providership as outlined her, and the ACCME’s policies and procedures.
  • A commercial interest cannot take the role of non-accredited partner in a joint/co-providership relationship. You will be asked to fill out a Commercial Interest Attestation form.

 

Procedures for Joint Providership with Non-Accredited Organizations

  • The non-accredited organization must complete a one-time CME Commercial Interest Attestation form and return to the Office of CME for review before receiving the CME Planning Application. EXCEPTION: Attestation form is not needed by providers of clinical services directly to patients, such as hospitals, health systems, medical group practices, blood banks, and diagnostic laboratories. According to the ACCME, these providers are an integral component of accredited CME in that they represent the provision of CME by the profession for the profession. Therefore, those entities have been deemed NOT to be commercial interests.
  • The CME Application for Joint Providership for the CME activity must be submitted to EB Medicine at least 4 months prior to the activity date. Included with the application must be a proposed budget listing expected revenue and projected expenses for the activity and the practice gaps/needs assessment for each of the sessions. A financial disclosure form for each author, speaker, planner, and committee member must also be submitted with the application.
  • EB Medicine must be involved early in the following aspects of planning and implementing the CME activity and has final approval of:
  1. Identification of practice gap(s) and educational need
  2. Development of educational objectives
  3. Development of evaluation and outcome measurement instruments
  4. Requests for commercial support, if applicable
  5. Brochures, websites, and other promotional methods

 

If the activity is approved, the non-accredited organization requesting joint providership must sign the EB Medicine Joint Providership Letter of Agreement which acknowledges acceptance of and intent to comply with EB Medicine’s CME Joint Providership policies and procedures for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. The entity also will agree to fulfill all requirements defined in this policy and follow the timelines on the CME Joint Providership Checklist (provided to you upon approval).

  • All joint providership promotional materials with CME statements must be approved by the Office of CME before printing and distribution, and also before posting on a website or distributed via email or other non-print media. The CME statement will be provided to you after approval of the application.
  • EB Medicine may require the CME Director or substitute to be onsite for the jointly sponsored CME activities, or the CME Director can be onsite upon request of the joint provider. All registration costs and meal expenses for the EB Medicine CME Director will be billed to the joint provider. The CME fee does not cover these expenses.
  • A list of attendees and their addresses and email addresses must be received by the EB Medicine Office of CME within 2 weeks after the conclusion of the activity.
  • The Joint Providership fee is $5000 total. A $300 nonrefundable processing fee is required upon submission of the application. Allow 3 weeks for review of the application information after receipt of the processing fee. If the activity is approved, the balance of $4700 is due prior to our sending the Joint Providership letter of approval. Fees may represent EB Medicine’s oversight and involvement in the CME planning process and the expertise in the rules and responsibilities of sponsors of CME as described by the ACCME and AMA. Fees for use of EB Medicine resources and Marketing services will be determined as needed and are not covered by the CME application fee. A discounted CME application fee for subsequent dates of the same activity will be assessed by the CME Director. An additional $1000 will be charged to expedite the CME process if the application is received less than 4 months from the event/series and is due upon approval.

 

To apply, please submit the following via email:

  1. CME application
  2. Practice gaps/Needs assessment for each module/session (template included within the application)
  3. Proposed budget
  4. Financial disclosure forms for each member of the planning committee and each speaker
  5. Commercial support agreements from all commercial supporters
  6. CME application processing fee of $300 (please request an invoice if needed – payment can be made via credit card [noted on invoice] or check [made out to EB Medicine and mailed to Attn: Erica Scott, EB Medicine, 5550 Triangle Pkwy, Suite 150, Norcross, GA 30092]) – A separate invoice will be sent for the balance of the CME fee ($4700) and any Marketing services needed.

 

Applications must be received at least 4 months prior to your event/activity.

Please allow 3 weeks from receipt of your application for our response.

Applications received < 4 months from the start date will incur a rush fee of $500.

 

Please contact Erica Scott, CME Director, with any questions at ec@ebmedicine.net or 678-366-7933 x. 125.

 

 
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Last Modified: 01/16/2019
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