What’s the ACCME’s definition of commercial interest?

The definition reads: “A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.”

The definition was revised in 2007— so make sure you are using the current definition in all policies and record-keeping, as failure to abide by the full definition could lead to many noncompliance findings in the criterion for the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support.

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AOE’s video blog that provides updates on the CME/CE industry. AOE’s Managing Director Annika Gill gives insights on CME/CE current events and best practices.

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Do we have to submit evidence-based measures to comply with Commendation Criteria 37?  Are there other options?      

The ACCME grants providers some latitude in complying with…

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