Organizations that have an impact on CME will periodically request public feedback to changes they are considering, in the form of Calls for Comment. TACME represents its members in these Calls for Comments. Participation and input is welcomed and encouraged. If you are interested in participating in future discussions related to advocacy issues such as these, please email TACME President, Anne Perch. Your comments are always welcome and encouraged!
CMS – PROPOSED RULE RELATED TO THE PHYSICIAN PAYMENTS SUNSHINE ACT (PPSA) – This proposed rule would require applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to report annually to the Secretary certain payments or transfers of value provided to physicians or teaching hospitals (“covered recipients”). In addition, applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are required to report annually certain physician ownership or investment interests. The Secretary is required to publish applicable manufacturers’ and applicable GPOs’ submitted payment and ownership information on a public Web site.
ACCME – Disclosure of Commercial Support – The ACCME has issued a call for comment about a proposal that would prohibit the use of corporate logos and the mention of corporate divisions in disclosures of commercial support. The call for comment relates to Standard 6 in the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM , which says that providers must disclose to learners the sources of commercial support.