The MSSNY AMA Credit Designation Statement must be used in any program materials, in both print and electronic formats, that reference CME credit (e.g. a course syllabus, enduring material publication, landing page of an internet activity).
Activity announcements include all materials, in both print and electronic formats, that are designed to build awareness of the activity’s educational content among the target physician audience. The complete Credit Designation Statement below must always be used on any document or publication that references the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated for the activity.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of Vassar Brothers CME and name of joint provider organization. Vassar Brothers CME is accredited by the MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
Vassar Brothers Continuing Medical Education designates this live educational activity for a maximum of #.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In accordance with the disclosure policies of Vassar Brothers CME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between faculty and commercial interests that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity. All faculty members participating in this activity have disclosed all significant relationships – financial or otherwise – with the manufacturers or providers of products or services mentioned in the activity. The planners of this activity have reviewed these disclosures and have determined that the faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are consistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity."
YOU HAVE TO INCLUDE A STATEMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOTHING TO DISCLOSE:
The planners and faculty participants do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials.
YOU HAVE TO INCLUDE A STATEMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DISCLOSURES:
The following Faculty have indicated a relationship with the following: (list name and relationship)
EXAMPLE: Joseph Schmo, MD is a consultant for XYZ Pharmaceuticals
ADDITIONALLY YOU MUST INCLUDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:
No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.
This activity has been funded by an unrestricted educational grant from ____.
A live activity is a certified CME activity that occurs at a specific time as scheduled by the accredited CME provider. Participation may be in person or remotely as is the case of teleconferences or live Internet webinars. These may be offered through a variety of delivery mechanisms; examples include, but are not limited to, national, regional or local conferences, workshops, seminars, regularly scheduled conferences, journal clubs, simulation workshops, structured learning activities presented during a committee meeting and live Internet webinars. -AMA PRA Guidelines 2010
A Commerical Interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider nonprofit or government organizations, non-health care related companies, or providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
Commercial support is financial, or inkind, contributions given by a commercial interest, which is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CME activity. Advertising and exhibit income is not considered commercial support.
The Short of It:
The Sunshine Act:
Any grant funding used for paying a physicians' expenses and honorarium for a continuing medical education activity does not need to be reported to CMS provided that it is "indirect payments or other transfers of value where the applicable manufacturer is 'unaware' of, that is, 'does not know,' the identity of the covered recipient during the reporting year or by the end of the second quarter of the following reporting year. CMS-1612-FC 592 When an applicable manufacturer or applicable GPO provides funding to a continuing education provider, but does not either select or pay the covered recipient speaker directly, or provide the continuing education provider with a distinct, identifiable set of covered recipients to be considered as speakers for the continuing education program, CMS will consider those payments to be excluded from reporting under §403.904(i)(1)." Click here for further details.
Exhibitor money is not commercial support – even if the exhibitor is a commercial entity. Exhibitors are “renting” space to show their information. When acknowledging commercial support, exhibitors should be acknowledged separately as such so there is no confusion with the following Funding Statement.
EXAMPLE: Accredited provider gratefully acknowledges the support of the following exhibitors:
The American Cancer Society
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