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Continuing Medical Education

Joint providerships

Due to current volume, we cannot accept new joint provider applications through the end of 2019.

St. Charles Health System is Accredited with Commendation by the Oregon Medical Association to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits for physicians.

The ACCME defines joint providership as the providership of a CME activity by one or more accredited and one or more nonaccredited organizations. Joint providership gives accredited organizations the opportunity to collaborate with nonaccredited organizations to enhance the diversity and value of their educational offerings. We believe that partnering with patient advocacy groups, medical societies, and professional healthcare associations, and specific healthcare related nonprofits is an effective way to strengthen educational programs and to make them more widely available to providers in the community.

The ACCME expects all CME activities to be in compliance with the ACCME Criteria, the Standards for Commercial Support, and policies. In cases of joint providership, it is the ACCME-accredited provider’s responsibility to be able to demonstrate this compliance to the ACCME.

Please Note:  due to CME department capacity and priorities, we are limited to supporting joint providerships that are local (Central Oregon) or in rural areas in Oregon where other accredited providers do not exist.

We welcome proposals for Joint Providerships, and will provide qualified organizations with information and a link to complete a detailed online CME application for a modest fee.  Please note that we cannot accredit programs that are already planned or completed.

The CME Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every odd month, with the exception of holidays, to review, approve or request additional information on each proposed topic.

Applications must comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) guidelines and include:

  • Identified Educational Gap or Practice Gap
  • Activity format most appropriate for the topic
  • Detailed Event Agenda (draft OK)
  • Needs Assessment
  • Learning Objectives
  • Strategy for collecting post-activity data and evaluating outcomes

If an application is approved, we collect:

  • Marketing materials, which MUST be reviewed before distribution, to ensure correct accreditation statement is included
  • Current Faculty and Medical Meeting Planner CVs/Resumes
  • Faculty / Speaker and Medical Meeting Planner Conflict of Interest Disclosures
  • Presentation materials, with detailed references, preferably to peer reviewed academic medical journals and recent published studies; copy of handouts to be distributed
  • Funder and/or exhibitor forms (to convey ACCME accreditation requirements related to funding)
  • Evaluation survey template

Presentation materials are reviewed by St. Charles’ CME Department prior to the activity taking place to ensure that the content is based on cited medical and scientific research, follows national guidelines and best practices, and is fair and balanced in its coverage of treatment options, particularly when it comes to prescription medication or medical devices. The presenter must include a variety of treatment options and medications, and may not recommend or favor one over another.

To request a link to an online application, please contact Karen Kruger via email at kmkruger@stcharleshealthcare.org. Application deadlines are as follows:

2019 Joint Provider Application Deadlines


CME committee meeting date

Deadline for submitting online application

Jan. 17, 2019

Jan. 2

March 28, 2019

March 1

May 23, 2019

May 1

July 25, 2019

July 1

Sept. 26, 2019

Sept. 1

Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 1

If an application is included on a CME Committee agenda for review, a representation from the prospective joint provider may attend the meeting to explain the proposed activity in greater detail.

The St. Charles CME Committee reserves the right to refuse to certify an educational activity if it does not meet ACCME or OMA requirements for accreditation. Application fees are non-refundable.

Please Note:  Fees are for accreditation review, certification, documentation and oversight only.  We do not manage the on-sight logistics of CME activities.

2019 FEES


Item

Cost for industry-funded activity or for for-profit entity

Non-profit rate

Initial CME application

$400

$150

Activity certification fee

$150/hour of CME credit

$75/hour of CME credit

Additional certifications
such as AAFP, Maintenance of Certification (MOC), or Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Varies

Varies

Conference room rental fee,    A/V and food and beverage for activities held at a St. Charles facility

Varies

Varies

Applicants will be invoiced by St. Charles Health System upon approval and completion of their educational activity.

Upon completion of an activity, the joint provider must submit the following items to St. Charles Health System for their accreditation files:

  • Attendance sign-in sheets
  • Posted disclosure summary, initialed and dated
  • Activity report and evaluation summary
  • Copies of presenter contracts, MOU, etc.
  • Final program budget

Medical Meeting Planner Resources:
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education http://www.accme.org/
Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions http://acehp.org/
American Board of Medical Specialties http://www.abms.org/board-certification/
American Medical Association https://www.ama-assn.org/education/cme-provider-resources
Electronic Education Documentation System (eeds) http://www.eeds.com
Oregon Medical Association http://www.theoma.org/products-services/accreditation-services