Joint Providership Requirements
- Organization must be considered an eligible company per ACCME requirements. Please refer to ACCME for definition and extensive example. ACCME Eligible/Ineligible Organization Definition
- Individuals who participate in the planning of the activity must disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies over the past 24 months.
- All patient care recommendations must be based on current scientific evidence, reliable, and accurate.
- Activity must give a balanced view of therapeutic options and discuss all available options and be free of bias.
- All scientific data presented must conform to the generally accepted standards of data collection, experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Activity must be created with the intent to change physician practice with their patients.
- The activity must be free from any advertising, trade names, product group messaging of an ACCME defined ineligible company, corporate logos, handouts, and program information.
- The activity must not promote practices that are not based on current accepted evidence, clinical reasoning, or science.
- Employees, owners, and planners of ineligible companies are not allowed to participate in the activity, have input in the activity, influence or control any planning, delivery, and evaluation of the activity.
- During the accredited activity, faculty must not promote or appear to be selling services and products that serve their financial or professional interests.
- The activity must be culturally competent and free of implicit bias.
- Organization must complete joint providership intake form, sign joint providership contract, and pay all applicable fees before planning may commence.
An ineligible company is a company whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Ineligible companies are not able to participate in accredited activities.
Ineligible companies are not able to participate in any planning, content selection, faculty recommendations, and evaluations.
Viticus Group is ACCME Accredited
Viticus Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Why Accredited CME Matters*
Accredited CME addresses every medical specialty, covering the full range of topics important to healthcare improvement. Whether physicians work in clinical care, research, healthcare administration, executive leadership, or other areas of medicine, accredited CME is designed to be relevant to their needs, practice-based, and effective.
Participation in accredited CME helps physicians meet requirements for maintenance of licensure, maintenance of certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies, and other professional privileges.
Physicians can count on accredited CME to provide a protected space for them to learn and teach without commercial influence.
Clinicians are expected to deliver safe, effective, cost-effective, compassionate care, based on best practice and evidence. Accredited CME helps make that happen.
*Source: ACCME.org, “Why Accredited CME Matters” https://www.accme.org/why-accredited-CME-matters