What kind of documentation should my organization be using when it comes to tracking commercial support?

The ACCME requires that accredited providers be able to show both income and expense statements for each CME activity.  They further specify as follows:

Significant sources of income: Including income from commercial support, advertising and exhibit fees, tuition and registration fees, internal budget allocations and any other source that represents greater than 20% of total income.

Significant expenses: Including staff salaries, meeting costs, honoraria, faculty travel expenses and any other item that represents greater than 20% of total expense.  

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Weekly Compliance Tip

Are we allowed to just use PART of an activity as an example of compliance with a commendation criterion?

Yes – providers can use part of an activity, for example, a regularly scheduled series or…

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