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Joint providerships

St. Charles Health System is Accredited with Commendation by the Oregon Medical Association from 2016 to 2022 to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits for physicians.

In September 2020, the Oregon Medical Association surrendered its Continuing Medical Education program to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and St. Charles Health System is now accredited through the ACCME.

The ACCME defines joint providership as the providership of a CME activity by one or more accredited and one or more non-accredited organizations. Joint providership gives accredited organizations the opportunity to collaborate with non-accredited 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 review drafts and collect final copies of:

  • Audience generation 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.

2021 joint provider application deadlines

Deadline for submitting online application

Jan. 4

March 8

May 10

July 12

Sept. 13

Nov. 4

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.

CME Accreditation 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, ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC), or Oregon Board of Pharmacy

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 records submitted through the Electronic Education Documentation System (eeds.com)
  • Posted disclosure summary, initialed and dated
  • Activity report and evaluation summary
  • Copies of presenter contracts, MOU, etc.
  • Final program budget

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