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Does the ACCME consider diagnostic laboratories to be commercial interests?

No.  A diagnostic laboratory is not considered to be an ACCME-defined commercial interest if its business is limited to the provision of diagnostic services that provide clinical results or information to healthcare professionals for their treatment of patients.  A diagnostic laboratory is only considered to be an ACCME-defined commercial interest if it produces, markets, distributes or re-sells proprietary diagnostic products or devices to other entities or individuals, such as other laboratories, clinics, clinicians, or patients for the provision of clinical service - for example, providing on-site or in-home clinical results.  A diagnostic laboratory that is owned or controlled by an ACCME-defined commercial interest is considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest.


For Criterion 36, what is the minimum level of performance change that must be demonstrated?

In Criterion 36, change in performance refers to measured changes in a learner's behavior; for example, reduced coding errors, higher patient communication ratings, greater participation in team/group meetings, etc.).  Providers are encouraged to set their own specific goals for performance improvement, and can select the most appropriate mechanism(s).  Remember:  The standard, target, and performance improvement that is measured and reported should be consequential in relationship to the objectives.


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Does the ACCME consider diagnostic laboratories  to be commercial interests?        

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